Volume : VIII, Issue : VII, July - 2018

HEALTH ISSUES OF WOMEN CONSTRUCTION WORKERS: AN EVIDENCE FROM TRICHIRAPPALLI, TAMILNADU

S. Rasheedha Banu, S. Sampathkumar

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The construction sector has the largest number of unorganized workers in India. They are the backbone of our nation’s infrastructure building in all the aspects.  Both men and women are integral part of this community, but women join as unskilled workers and remain to be unskilled till their working life span. The women working in the construction industry are in high risk to get one or other health issues due to hazards working environment, thus this study intended to focus on health problems among women constructionworkers.The descriptive nature of the study included 474 women construction workers from Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu. Snow ball sampling technique was adopted for the selection of respondent anddata collected through interview method. The study findings reveals that, there are health related problems of women entering and working in the construction industry and most of them have urinary tract infection and musculoskeletal problems, backache, maximum number of women pointed skin problems and respiratory related problems are the major health problems.

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S.Rasheedha Banu, S.Sampathkumar, HEALTH ISSUES OF WOMEN CONSTRUCTION WORKERS: AN EVIDENCE FROM TRICHIRAPPALLI, TAMILNADU,INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH : Volume-8 | Issue-7 | July-2018


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