Labour, Rural & Agricultural Economics, Gender Studies

Dr. Lipishree Das

Room No: Faculty Room 3 ,
Department of Economics

0671-2951154

lipishreedas@ravenshawuniversity.ac.in, drlipi_das@yahoo.co.in

She earned her Ph. D from Utkal University in 1997. Her area of research is Labour Economics, Rural and Agricultural Economics and Gender Studies. She has 20 years of experience in teaching and research. Her major areas of teaching are Development Economics and Indian Economy. Now she is engaged in doing research in Female agricultural Labour and Gender Disparity in Rural Labour Market.

Selected Publications

  1. Swain, M., Das, L. and B.R. Hembram. Gender Inequality in Agricultural Wages and Employment: Some Evidence from Cuttack District in Coastal Odisha. 2020. IASSI Quarterly: Contributions to Indian Social Science, Vol. 39, No. 4, pp. 632-649.
  2. Swain, M., Das, L. and B.R. Hembram. Gender Inequality in Rural Labour Market in Odisha: Some Micro Evidence from Dhenkanal District. 2019. IASSI Quarterly: Contributions to Indian Social Science, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp.212-226.
  3. Swain, M., Das, L. and B.R. Hembram. Feminisation of Agricultural labour in India: Issues and challenges. 2019. MahilaPratishtha, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp.10-24.
  4. Das, L., and Behera,  Human Development in Odisha: An Inter-District Analysis. 2019.  Orissa Economic Journal, Vol. 51(1&2), pp.90-106.
  5. Swain, M, L. Das and B. R. Hembram. Agricultural Development and Gender Inequality in Rural Labour Market in Odisha. 2018. Agricultural Economics Research Review, ISSN: 0971- 3441, Vol. 31 (Conference Number), pp.25-32.
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Bidyabharati Dash

Research Scholar

Tapas Ranjan Panda

Research Scholar

Rajashree Mishra

Research Scholar

Swetapadma Nayak

Research Scholar

Basanti Renu Hembram

Research Scholar

Group Alumni

Dr. Anil Kumar Mishra

Thesis Title : Farm size, New Technology and Productivity: A Study in Cuttack District, Odisha.

Rural Labour Market, Disparity in Rural Labour Market both in Odisha and India and Determinants of Male and Female Agricultural Wages in Odisha

Women are discriminated in rural labour market by engaging them in low-paid and low-status jobs and paying them lower wages than that of their male counterparts for similar work. One research work currently done with regard to gender-based inequality in agricultural wages and employment in Cuttack district in coastal Odisha. Even with agricultural development and technological change, gender-based wage differential persists. These disparities in wages arise from the gender-based specialization of specific farm operations. Agricultural operations such as transplanting and weeding which carry lower wages are largely performed by female workers while operations such as ploughing, sowing, fertilizer application, spraying pesticides and post-harvest operations with relatively higher wages are performed by male workers. At the same time for the same work, female labourers are paid lower wages than male. There are also different modes of wage payment system in the village namely daily wage rate, piece rate and share rate. For the female specific jobs like transplanting, employers prefer to pay wages on piece rate basis to extract the maximum work effort from the female labourers.

            In another work, determinants of male and female agricultural wages have been found out by using multiple regression method. This study attempts to identify the factors that determine wages of agricultural field labourers. The results of regression analysis show that literacy rate, poverty, cropping intensity and tractor use account for 44.2 per cent of the variance in average daily wages of male laborers. While the proportion of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe population, availability of labor, yield rate, high yielding variety coverage and tractor use together explain 53.3 per cent of the variance in the average daily wages of female laborers.

Studies related to agricultural production and risk management through crop disification will be taken up in near future.

Research Project completed

  1. Technological Change and Women’s Participation in Rural Labour Market in Odisha (UGC)

Research Project Ongoing

Climate Change, Agrarian Distress and Adaptation Strategies in Odisha: Issues and Policy Response under Center of Odishan Studies.

  1. Swain, M., Das, L. and B.R. Hembram. Gender Inequality in Agricultural Wages and Employment: Some Evidence from Cuttack District in Coastal Odisha. 2020. IASSI Quarterly: Contributions to Indian Social Science, Vol. 39, No. 4, pp. 632-649.
  2. Swain, M., Das, L. and B.R. Hembram. Gender Inequality in Rural Labour Market in Odisha: Some Micro Evidence from Dhenkanal District. 2019. IASSI Quarterly: Contributions to Indian Social Science, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp.212-226.
  3. Swain, M., Das, L. and B.R. Hembram. Feminisation of Agricultural labour in India: Issues and challenges. 2019. MahilaPratishtha, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp.10-24.
  4. Das, L., and Behera,  Human Development in Odisha: An Inter-District Analysis. 2019.  Orissa Economic Journal, Vol. 51(1&2), pp.90-106.
  5. Swain, M, L. Das and B. R. Hembram. Agricultural Development and Gender Inequality in Rural Labour Market in Odisha. 2018. Agricultural Economics Research Review, ISSN: 0971- 3441, Vol. 31 (Conference Number), pp.25-32.
  6. Das L. Gender Disparity in School Education in Odisha.2018.Research Journal of Social Science and Management, RJSSM : Volume: 07, No.11, pp.227-235.
  7. Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in India.2018. Journal of Business Management. 20 (2), 30-37.
  8. Swain, M, L. Das and B. R. Hembram. Gender Disparity in Rural Labour Market in Odisha.2017.Orissa Economic Journal, ISSN: 0976-5409, Vol. 49 (1& 2), pp.116-135.
  9. Das, L. Budgetre mahila o Sisunkara Bikash.2017. Yojana.60-63.
  10. Das, L. Work Participation of Women in Agriculture in Odisha.2015. IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science. 20(7), 68-78.
  11. Das, L. and Mishra, A. Technology impact on changing the productivity in    Agri‐farming: A study on Cuttack district.2013. Journal of Business Management, Commerce &Research (JBMCR). 2(6), 40-54.
  12. Das, L. and Mishra, A. Resource Productivity, Return to Scale, and Resource use efficiency in Rice Farms: A study in Cuttack District, Odisha.2014. Management Today. 4(8). 13-18.
  13. Das, L. Urbanisation and Economic Development.2012. Arth Anvesan. 7(1), 15-27.
  14. Das, L. Urbanisation in India: Trends, Perspectives and Challenges.2012.Orissa Economic Journal. 44(1&2), 139-162.
  15. Das, L. Micro Finance in India: Self Help Groups and Bank Linkage Model.2012.KISAN WORLD. A journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, 39(7) and 39(8).
  16. Das, L. Food Security in India: a Challenge.2011. Orissa Economic Journal, 43 (1& 2), 112-117.

Journal

  1. Gender Inequality in Wage Employment in Rural Odisha: Some Micro-Evidence. 2021. Social Vision, 7(4), 72 – 84.

Books Published

  1. Women Empowerment Through Self-Help Groups. 2016.ABC Press New Delhi
  2. Economics of Child Labour. 2018. S. K. Agency, New Delhi
  3. Gender Inequality in Education in India: A Perspective, 2018. Best Publishing House, New Delhi

Edited Books / Book Chapters Chapters

  1. Das L. 2010. “Global Economic Crisis- Its Impact and Policy Response in India.” In Ed. Book The Economic Melt Down: Challenges for the New Age Managers, Excel Publisher, New Delhi ISBN- 978- 93-80697-39-2
  2. Das L. 2012. “Inclusive Growth: Concept, Characteristics and Challenges” in Ed. Book Inclusive Growth in New Market Regime, Chandrabhaga Prakashani, Odisha,ISBN:81-85876-44-4
  3. Das L. 2014. “Development-Induced Displacement and Resettlement: Issues and Observations from Gender Perspectives” in Ed. Book Gender Dimensions in Displacement and Resettlement. SSDN Publisher, New Delhi. 978-93-8357-543-5.
  4. Das L. (2014) “Gender Dimension of Displacement and Resettlement: policy Options” Ed. Book Gender Dimensions in Displacement and Resettlement. SSDN Publisher, New Delhi. . 978-93-8357-543-5.
  5. Das L. “ Role of ICT in Education”Technology and Knowledge Economy ined Book, Published By, Navyug International ISBN:978-93-82974-56-7
  6. Das L. (2018) “Agricultural Crisis in India” in ed. Book Agrarian Distress and Farmers’ Suicides in India, S. K. Book Agency, New Delhi.ISBN: 978-93-8315-839-3
  7. Das, L. Sustainability of Natural Resources in India in ed .Book Management and Sustainability of Natural Resources, City Publication, Delhi 978-93-8911-727-1

Teaching :

  1. Development Economics
  2. Indian Economy
  3. Financial Institutions and Markets