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Women in Self-employment: Diverse Constructions and Alternate Frames

Indian Journal of Industrial Relations

Volume 54 Issue 4

Published: 2019
Author(s) Name: Mridul Maheshwari and Jerome Joseph | Author(s) Affiliation: Assistant Professor, IIM Kashipur, Kundeshwari, Uttarakhand
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Abstract

The question of whether and why women prefer self-employment to wage-employment in dealing with social space-work space interface has been on the research radar for some time. A careful scrutiny of research depictions of women in selfemployment points towards three frames for a better understanding of whether and why women choose self-employment over wage employment while engaging with social space-workspace dilemmas - the “pragmatic-accepting” (self-employment as an arrangement at the person level in tune with social space-workspace ground realities), the “organizational-managerial” (self-employment as flight from insensate managerialism), and the “structural-contradictory” (selfemployment as a fission triggered by resentful distress and strident protest against deeply embedded heedlessness)

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