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Socio-Economic Factors Affecting Women's Health in Rural Haryana:A Review


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1 Department of Sociology, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana, India
2 Department of Sociology, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana, India
     

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Women's health has been a global concern for many decades and India is one of the few countries in the world where women and men have nearly the same life expectancy at birth. Health care access is important for women as women's body charges throughout her life time, from fatal development to post menopause. The complex structure of the culture and socio-economic factors prevalent in patriarchal Indian society is responsible for the persistent discrimination in terms of health issues. The paper reviews various socio-cultural, economic and psychological barriers affecting women health. It has been observed by various researchers that women's health is influenced by age, work load, education, family type and size and socio-economic status. Additionally women provide the majority of family health care by caring for both aging parents and children although efforts have been taken to improve the health status of women but the constitution dream of gender inequality is terms of health are miles away from becoming reality, even today. The State Government of Haryana needs to urgently undertaking massive women's healthcare drive to correct the situation but still more efforts are required to improve the health condition of care taker of whole family.

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Women Health, Socio-Cultural Factors, Gender Inequality, Knowledge.
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Authors

Kamaljeet Kaur
Department of Sociology, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana, India
Vinod Kumari
Department of Sociology, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana, India

Abstract


Women's health has been a global concern for many decades and India is one of the few countries in the world where women and men have nearly the same life expectancy at birth. Health care access is important for women as women's body charges throughout her life time, from fatal development to post menopause. The complex structure of the culture and socio-economic factors prevalent in patriarchal Indian society is responsible for the persistent discrimination in terms of health issues. The paper reviews various socio-cultural, economic and psychological barriers affecting women health. It has been observed by various researchers that women's health is influenced by age, work load, education, family type and size and socio-economic status. Additionally women provide the majority of family health care by caring for both aging parents and children although efforts have been taken to improve the health status of women but the constitution dream of gender inequality is terms of health are miles away from becoming reality, even today. The State Government of Haryana needs to urgently undertaking massive women's healthcare drive to correct the situation but still more efforts are required to improve the health condition of care taker of whole family.

Keywords


Women Health, Socio-Cultural Factors, Gender Inequality, Knowledge.