A larger proportion of urban women are exclusively engaged in domestic work than their rural counterparts, a government survey has revealed.
Around 64% of urban women are engaged in domestic work compared to 60% in rural areas among women aged 15 and above, according to the latest National Sample Survey Organization (NSSO) report. On top of this, more women in urban areas say they are engaged in domestic work out of personal choice than in rural areas.
The 68th round (July 2011-June 2012) of the survey found that about 64% women in urban areas and 60% in rural India who were involved in domestic work did so because there was “no other member to carry out domestic duties”. The fact that more urban women gave this reason could be because of the growing number of nuclear families and nobody being available to share domestic duties, unlike in rural areas.
Contributed By Sonia Narula