Wives, Husbands and Sharing of Household Works in Indian Villages

  • K Rajendran
  • RP Raya


There is a general belief that nowadays men share household works and there is a change from the tradition. The main objective of the paper is to analyse whether husbands shares the household works in rural areas and the study was conducted with 450 respondents in 26 villages in India. The study reports that the findings are not encouraging as projected or anticipated and suggests NGOs NGOs and SHGs should take role in sensitising men to assist in the household works since sharing of household works by men is considered as an indicator of women empowerment.

Keywords: Households-sharing; SHGs; NGOs; HDI; GDI