Geeta, mother of Vilas, earned an income by selling fish. Thus, women are paid for their work when they enter the labour market. Their earning like that of their male counterpart is determined on the basis of education and skill. A majority of women have meagre education and low skill formation. Women are paid low compared to men. Most women work where job security is not there. Employment in this sector is characterized by irregular and low income. Why are rural women employed in low paid jobs?
They do not need to work in high-paid jobs.
They lack in education or the necessary skill.
They are not allowed by their families to do high paid jobs.
They are not aware of the wage structure.