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Title:
WOMEN'S EMPLOYMENT AND ITS RELATION TO SCHOOL PERFORMANCE OF PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN: A CASE STUDY IN THREE CLUSTERS OF GUWAHATI CITY

Authors:
Debashree Kashyap, Archana Sharma

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1Debashree Kashyap, 2Archana Sharma
1Research Scholar, Department of Economics, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam, India
2Professor, Department of Economics, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam, India

MLA 8
Kashyap, Debashree, and Archana Sharma. "WOMEN'S EMPLOYMENT AND ITS RELATION TO SCHOOL PERFORMANCE OF PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN: A CASE STUDY IN THREE CLUSTERS OF GUWAHATI CITY." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 5, May 2018, pp. 1929-1945, ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=132. Accessed 2018.
APA
Kashyap, D., & Sharma, A. (2018, May). WOMEN'S EMPLOYMENT AND ITS RELATION TO SCHOOL PERFORMANCE OF PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN: A CASE STUDY IN THREE CLUSTERS OF GUWAHATI CITY. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(5), 1929-1945. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=132
Chicago
Kashyap, Debashree, and Archana Sharma. "WOMEN'S EMPLOYMENT AND ITS RELATION TO SCHOOL PERFORMANCE OF PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN: A CASE STUDY IN THREE CLUSTERS OF GUWAHATI CITY." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 5 (May 2018), 1929-1945. Accessed , 2018. ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=132.

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Abstract:
The employed women generally play two main roles, the role of primary caregivers to their children at home and a job role at the workplace. Therefore, they can devote less time for taking care of the children. This is believed to have an impact on the school performance of the children. The present study attempts to find out whether this 'belief' is a myth or a reality by studying the difference in the school performance of primary school children of employed and non-employed mothers of Guwahati City, using primary data. To judge school performance, information on academic achievement, school attendance, participation of children in co curricular and cultural activities has been taken. The analysis is done with the help of percentage, independent-t test and chi-square test. Regarding the difference in the academic achievement of primary school children of employed and non-employed mothers, a mixed result has been found in this study as there exists no statistically significant difference in the academic achievement of Class-II, III and IV children of employed and non-employed mothers while there exists statistically significant difference in the academic achievement of Class-V children of employed and non- employed mothers. On the other hand no statistically significant difference in the percentage of school attendance of children of employed and non-employed mothers could be observed. Further, statistically significant relationship between mother's employment status and children's participation in co-curricular activities and no statistically significant relationship between mother's employment status and children's participation in cultural activities in school could be seen.