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Title: A Study of M.S.R.T.C. Women Bus Conductor Osmanabad Maharashtra
Authors: Thalor, Nirma
Keywords: Thesis Tuljapur
Yadava, Neelam
Women - Maharashtra
Case Study - M.S.R.T.C - Women - Bus Conductor
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Tiss Tuljapur
Abstract: Abstract Traditionally the transport industry is a male dominated sector. After 1980s women from different strata of the society gradually started to enter into this sector. Even today it is male dominated sector. The situation can be seen also in MSRTC. The study was conducted to explore the factors responsible for women’s entry into the transport industry. The working women have to face many challenges in the traditional Indian society. The traditional patriarchal values are still persists in our Indian society. Dual role of working woman as to work outside and at the same time do the household chores to fulfill the responsibilities of the family leaves a working women anxious and stresses. The study has been conducted to focus on various occupational challenges and the impact of the profession of bus conductor on the social, family life as well as health of the women bus conductors. The study was conducted on the women bus conductors in the area of Osmanabad district in Maharashtra. Three depots with higher number of women bus conductors were selected. For the total sample of 101 respondents, 15 women bus conductors with higher number of year of experience were selected from each depot. The data were collected through personal semi structured interview; focus group discussion and non participant observation. The study revealed that economic conditions and the willingness to become self sufficient are the responsible factors for the entry of the women into transport industry. The quality of life of the respondents is not satisfactory as they have to face many occupational challenges due to nature of the occupation and lack of organizational facilities. The dual role and nature of job also negatively affect the health of the respondents. This issue is not much focused by the policy makers and concerned authorities. The study is conducted to bring the issue into light with the aim to bring some strategic changes to improve the condition of the women bus conductors.
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