Livelihood Security of Women Agricultural Labourers in Erode District of Tamilnadu
G. Ramesh Pandi1, B. Inayath Ahamed2, A. Saravanan3

1G. Ramesh Pandi, Associate Professor & Head, Department of Commerce, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, Krishnankoil, Virudhunagar District (Tamil Nadu), India.

2B. Inayath Ahamed, Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Eductaion, Krishnankoil (Tamil Nadu), India.

3A. Saravanan, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, J.K.K. Nataraja College of Arts & Science, Komarapalayam Namakkal District, (Tamil Nadu), India.

Manuscript received on 03 December 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 15 December 2019 | Manuscript Published on 30 December 2019 | PP: 316-321 | Volume-9 Issue-2S2 December 2019 | Retrieval Number: B12091292S219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.B1209.1292S219

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Abstract: Aim: The main aims of the study is to identify the socio-economic characteristics of women agricultural labourer, to identify the determinants linked with economic, food, health, edification and empowerment as dissimilar domains of livelihood security of women agricultural labourers and to estimate the determinants of livelihood security of women agricultural labourers in Erode District of Tamil Nadu. Methods/Statistical analysis: The research has curbed in to a sample of 140 women agricultural workers households were selected from four villages of Bhavani taluk of Erode District in Tamil Nadu. A simple percentage analysis has been employed to identify the socio-economic characteristics and Multiple Regression equation method has fitted to the data to explore the effects of the explanatory variables on livelihood security of women agricultural labourers. Findings: Out of the 140 sample women agricultural labour households selected for the study, vast majority of the households registered as nuclear type of families; 52.86 percent with 2-4 members; 62.14 percent of the women agricultural workers were in the age cluster of 30 – 60 years; 33.57 percent of the respondents had education at secondary level; 33.57 percent labourers income falls in the income group of Rs.25000-Rs.50000/-,45.00 percent of the households selected for the study were with the asset group valued below Rs.2.5 lakhs. There was positive relationship of the explanatory variables with composite livelihood security index of agricultural women workers. Conclusions: Government intervention through legislation, planning and implementation must be stepped up to provide greater opportunity for the sustainable development of women livelihood security at all levels, so that the discriminatory practices of women and the gender related issues against women would be addressed.

Keywords: Livelihood Security, Women, Agricultural Workers, Livelihood Security Index.
Scope of the Article: Agricultural Informatics and Communication