Gender Inequality and Discrimination: A Special Case of Local Community, with Reference to Local Commons in Madurai District of Tamilnadu

  • S. Sakthivel Ph.D Research Scholar and Project Assistant RUSA Phase-II Project, Department of Environmental Economics School of Economics, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1421-9014
  • A. Kannan Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Economics School of Economics, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India
Keywords: Common Property Resources, Gender, Inequality, Livelihood, Rural Poor, Discrimination

Abstract

The present study focuses on gender inequality and discrimination within a local rural community, with special reference to common property resources. The rural population faces numerous challenges in collecting raw materials from these Common Property Resources (CPRs). Local inhabitants heavily rely on these common property land resources due to the cost-free and convenient access they provide for their daily sustenance and livelihood maintenance. However, in the area of concern, the majority or dominant community often controls or encroaches upon these common property resources. Gender inequality significantly impacts the livelihood and survival of the rural poor. This research was conducted in Madurai District, Tamil Nadu, and involved over three hundred sample respondents. The study employed the simple percentage method and chi-square test for analytical purposes. The findings revealed that common property resources are highly available and accessible but are in poor condition in the study area. Additionally, caste and economic discrimination are prevalent issues within the local community.

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2023-12-01
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Sakthivel, S., & Kannan, A. (2023). Gender Inequality and Discrimination: A Special Case of Local Community, with Reference to Local Commons in Madurai District of Tamilnadu. Shanlax International Journal of Economics, 12(1), 93-99. https://doi.org/10.34293/economics.v12i1.6831
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