In the following passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.In 99
of constitutional guarantees relating to equality of opportunity and various other guarantees of equality before the law, the social and economic 100
of women, especially of poor women in India, is well-known. We are referring mainly to the poor rural women who have little or no as sets and who 101
the bulk of the female population in rural are as. It is not as if only poor rural women get less wages or suffer from social 102
because they belong to a particular community. Even at higher levels of the socio-economic hierarchy among the well-to-do groups, women are not 103
to men. Among the economically 104
sections of society,women’s proper place is 105
to be the home. In rural areas,women of 106
status families normally do not go out to work. In the 107
value system, there is a gradation of economic activities, which is 108
in the socio-economic status of the family.
Thus, if the women of the family do manual labour in the fields, it denotes low status. Women earning a living, or supplementing their family income through economic activities like stitching, garment-making, or some handicraft work, are also considered low because it clearly shows that their family is poor and they are forced to make ends meet.It is considered right and proper for a woman to cook, sew and take up activities like pickle-making for her own family.But, if she were to earn a wage through these same activities,it denotes poverty and also, often, low socio-economic status.