Attitude of rural women towards family planning and income generation activities: A study in three northern states of India


  The attitude of rural women towards family planning and activities for income generation was studied with a semi structured interview schedule in the villages of northern states of UP, Bihar and Haryana. It was seen that majority of the rural women (86.1%), though illiterate, prefer to have only two to three children. The present status of the family size with four or above children was mainly due to their inadequate knowledge in family planning practices. Both economic standard and family planning behavior of people were positively correlated to their level of education. Most of the women were interested to earn so as to supplement the family income. Most women expressed that intervention from government or non-governmental organizations to create opportunities for employment generation would help them in seeking more active participation in their routine reproductive behavior.  





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Associate Professor, Department of Social Science, NIHFW, Munirka, New Delhi

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