Socio-Economic Conditions of Traders and Decision of Work Participation: A Case Study from Rural India

Author(s): Mohammad Muqeet Khan, Tanveer Asif

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Published: 2020-09-04


This paper analyse the role of socio-economic condition of traders in the decision of work participation in different rural markets. Moreover, the travelling behavioral pattern of traders for visiting a particular market has also been assessed for the nature and causes of their spatial movement. The study is based on primary data collected through field survey in Eastern Uttar Pradesh. Thirty one rural markets have been undertaken for the detailed field work, whereas, fifty per cent traders from each selected rural markets were interviewed. The participation and proportion of traders in different rural markets has been decided by their prevailing socio-economic characteristics. Traders belonging to socially and economically lower strata are represented in higher proportion in the rural markets.

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