IJSRP, Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2015 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
The study was conducted to investigate the role of female labour in agriculture in Erode District during 2014-15. An interview schedule was used to collect data from a convenient sample of 300 respondents. Most of the respondents were landless female agricultural labours. They show active participation in agricultural activities. The data were analyzed using appropriate statistical tools-percentage analysis, Weighted Score Ranking Analysis and Kendall’s Co-efficient of concordance. The findings about the socio-economic conditions of the respondents includes age, marital status, number of members in the family, educational qualification, community, type of family, daily wage, monthly income, earning members in the family, account holding position, own house and type of house were analyzed using percentage analysis. The Weighted Score Ranking analysis is used to analyze the reason for accepting lower wages than men for the same work. Kendall’s coefficient of concordance is used to examine the problems faced by female agricultural labourers at home.