Wives, Husbands and Sharing of Household Works in Indian Villages


  • K Rajendran
  • RP Raya




Households-sharing, SHGs, NGOs, HDI, GDI


There is a general belief that nowadays men share household works and there is a change from the tradition. The main objective of the paper is to analyse whether husbands shares the household works in rural areas and the study was conducted with 450 respondents in 26 villages in India. The study reports that the findings are not encouraging as projected or anticipated and suggests NGOs NGOs and SHGs should take role in sensitising men to assist in the household works since sharing of household works by men is considered as an indicator of women empowerment.

Keywords: Households-sharing; SHGs; NGOs; HDI; GDI

DOI: 10.3126/dsaj.v4i0.4521

Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology Vol.4 2010 pp.211-222


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Author Biographies

K Rajendran

Rajendran, K. formerly a research scholar of the Pondicherry University completed his Ph. D. under the guidance of Dr R. Prabhakara Raya. He is a post graduate in Psychology and Management. This article is based on a field survey, independent of Ph. D work and Dr R. Prabhakara Raya has designed the study.

RP Raya

Raya, R. Prabhakara has been teaching management since 1976, obtained his Ph.D in 1987.During 1996 he became the Professor of Management in Pondicherry University (A Central University established by the Government of India) and at present he is the Professor and Head of the Department of Management Studies of the University. He has participated in many national and international level seminars and conferences in India and abroad .His areas of interest are Human Resources Management, Knowledge Based Organizations, E-Governance & Social Sector Management.


How to Cite

Rajendran, K., & Raya, R. (2011). Wives, Husbands and Sharing of Household Works in Indian Villages. Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology, 4, 211–222. https://doi.org/10.3126/dsaj.v4i0.4521