Socio-economic status of workers of building construction industry

Guddi Tiwary, P. K. Gangopadhyay, S. Biswas, K. Nayak, M. K. Chatterjee, D. Chakraborty, S. Mukherjee

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Background: Informal/unorganised sector covers 92% of the total work force in India. About 50% of the construction industrial workers belonged to informal/unorganised sector. Material and Methods: The present study was undertaken to know the socio-economic status of construction worker and availing of the social security measures by this working group. Results and Conclusion: The study covered 150 subjects with an average age of 32 years and mean duration of work was nine years. They were poorly paid with an average income of Rs. 4956/-per month. Though the literacy rate was high (79%) yet most of them were addicted to different habits like drinking alcohol, smoking bidi, tobacco chewing etc., Abusing the family members were noted in (30%) of the cases. Their regular intake of food, usually inadequate in quantity and was mainly consisted of rice, pulses, vegetables. Though most of the subjects (73%) were living in kacha houses yet the latrine facilities were available to 62% of total covered houses. Majority of them were unaware of the different social security schemes/measures. The details have been discussed here.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-71
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-05-2012

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Tiwary, G., Gangopadhyay, P. K., Biswas, S., Nayak, K., Chatterjee, M. K., Chakraborty, D., & Mukherjee, S. (2012). Socio-economic status of workers of building construction industry. Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 16(2), 66-71. https://doi.org/10.4103/0019-5278.107072
Tiwary, Guddi ; Gangopadhyay, P. K. ; Biswas, S. ; Nayak, K. ; Chatterjee, M. K. ; Chakraborty, D. ; Mukherjee, S. / Socio-economic status of workers of building construction industry. In: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2012 ; Vol. 16, No. 2. pp. 66-71.
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Tiwary, G, Gangopadhyay, PK, Biswas, S, Nayak, K, Chatterjee, MK, Chakraborty, D & Mukherjee, S 2012, 'Socio-economic status of workers of building construction industry', Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 66-71. https://doi.org/10.4103/0019-5278.107072

Socio-economic status of workers of building construction industry. / Tiwary, Guddi; Gangopadhyay, P. K.; Biswas, S.; Nayak, K.; Chatterjee, M. K.; Chakraborty, D.; Mukherjee, S.

In: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 16, No. 2, 01.05.2012, p. 66-71.

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