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Title: Social and economic challenges confronting women in the fishing
Authors: Riswan, M.
Mustafa, A. M. M.
Keywords: Poverty
Small-scale industry
Pre-mature marriage
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Environmental Advisory for Sustainable Trust
Citation: The International Journal for Economics and Business Management, 7(1); 218-223.
Abstract: The key objective of this paper is to identify key challenges facing by women in the fishing community in Nintavur Divisional Secretariat, Sri Lanka. As it is basically combine qualitative and quantitative methods, the data have been collected from primary and secondary sources. According to the analysis of the data, the study found that the women facing numerous problems, such as, lack of employment, low income, poverty, dependence, social exclusion, dowry, matrimonial alliance and educational problem which are very directly experiencing by the women. On the other hand, the use of alcohol and smoking habits of men fishers, directly and indirectly affect the economy, health and the livelihood of women and children consequently. This research has been conducted in a limited background and restricted with coastal fishing families. Thus, this study need to be extended in future in order to find further challenged and identify new facts about the same community.
ISSN: 2250-2750
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