This is an in-depth study of the decline of women’s participation in the workforce in one industry-the textile industry in Bombay. At its inception in 1860, 25% of the labour force was women. This percentage remained stable till 1930 and since then there has been a slow and steady decline so that women form less than 5% of the textile labour force.
The textile industry has been one of the most significant industries in the organized sector for women’s employment. Moreover, the initial labour legislations regarding women were passed in relation to the conditions exiting in the textile industry.
2. The sexual division of labour
3. Controlling women’s hour of work
4. Women and labour legislation
5. Rationalisation and women
6. Struggles and organisations attitude Towards women
7. Working class women view their own lives