Release of Study Findings – Rural Telephonic Time Use Survey Study – Life in the Era of COVID-19: Impact on Women-VillageMakers and Future Prospects
Panel Discussion and Release of Study Findings – Rural Telephonic Time Use Survey Study – Life in the Era of COVID-19: Impact on Women-VillageMakers and Future Prospects.
Greetings from Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), New Delhi!
On behalf of the Gender Impact Studies Center (GISC) at IMPRI, we invite you for an IMPRI #WebPolicyTalk and Panel Discussion and Release of Study Findings –
Rural Telephonic Time Use Survey Study –
Life in the Era of COVID-19:
Impact on Women-VillageMakers and Future Prospects
Prof Govind Kelkar, Chairperson, GISC, IMPRI; Executive Director, GenDev Centre for Research and Innovation, Gurugram
Prof Vibhuti Patel, Former Professor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai
Prof Ranjit Singh Ghuman, Professor, Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID), Chandigarh
Ms Madhu Joshi, Senior Advisor, Gender Equity and Governance, Centre for Catalyzing Change (C3, formerly CEDPA India), New Delhi
Prof Kailash Tharware, Professor and Head of Examinations, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics (GIPE), Pune
Prof G. Sridevi, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Central University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Dr Ellina Samantroy Jena, Faculty and Coordinator, Centre for Gender and Labour, V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, Noida
Dr Indu Prakash Singh, Facilitator, CityMakers Mission International
Dr Simi Mehta, CEO and Editorial Director, IMPRI, New Delhi; Fulbright Fellow, Ohio State University, USA
Presentation by Research Study Team:
Prof Balwant Singh Mehta (IMPRI, Lucknow; IHD, Delhi), Prof Utpal K De (NEHU, Shillong), Dr Soumyadip Chattopadhyay (Visvabharati, Santiniketan), Dr Nitin Tagade (Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune), Dr Manorama Bakshi (TATA Trusts, New Delhi), Ms Renuka Kad (Vikas Adhyayan Kendra, Mumbai (VAK)), Dr Reena Kumari (Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga), Ms Anshula Mehta, Ms Ritka Gupta and Dr Arjun Kumar (IMPRI).
Presentations by Student Research Fellows:
Parama Kundu, Akansha Dwivedi, Siddhant Roshan, Agnes Pinto, Aishwarya Jagtap, Gby Atee and Ritika Aggarwal (Moderator).
Registration and Facebook Live Link for Release of Study Findings – Rural Telephonic Time Use Survey Study – Life in the Era of COVID-19: Impact on Women-VillageMakers and Future Prospects
About the Study
Gender Impact Studies Center(GISC) at Impact Policy Research Institute in association with GenDev Center for Research and Innovation conducted a Rural Telephonic Time Use Survey Study – Life in the Era of COVID-19: Impact on Women-VillageMakers and Future Prospects. Here VillageMakers refers to rural women who are involved in the agricultural and non-agricultural sectors in villages and yet their efforts are not considered as work. Though, they contribute most to the development of villages.
Objectives of the Study: The objective of the study was to gather insights on the various aspects pertaining to living conditions, having an impact on VillageMakers- Background Information, Assets, Facility Access, Ownership, Work, Gender Differences, Health and Hygiene, Government Welfare Schemes, Hope, Aspirations, Challenges and Future Prospects.
Implementation of the Study: With the help of faculties and placement coordinators from prominent and prestigious higher education and research institutions, the study team received more than 200 applications from which 55 bright student volunteers were selected as investigators. These young minds led the study through online and telephonic surveys and consultations (in a randomized fashion), gathering the contact details of the potential respondents in their neighborhoods (snowballing method) with the support of local NGOs, community leaders, teachers, and active citizenry.
The study is led by Prof Govind Kelkar and key team members include Dr Indu Prakash Singh, Prof Balwant Singh Mehta, Prof Utpal K De, Dr Soumyadip Chattopadhyay, Dr Nitin Tagade, Dr Simi Mehta, Dr Manorama Bakshi, Ms Renuka Kad, Dr Reena Kumari, IMPRI Team and Associates. The survey started on July 17, 2020 and ended on August 7, 2020. I am happy to share that we have received more than 5000 responses.
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