Q. 85.0( 3 Votes )

Compared to urban women, more rural women are found working. Why?

Answer :

The percentage of female work force is more in rural areas as compared to urban areas because –


1) Rural woman is more unsecure than the urban women because the family size in rural areas are bigger than urban areas and the source of earning is limited.


2) Rural women mostly work in fields and other activities related to agriculture and such activities do not require high degree of specialisation as the jobs in urban sector do.


3) The poverty rate of rural sector is higher than the urban sector


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