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Women Desertees: Post-Desertion Problems

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of MSW Karnataka State Women’s University Bijapur, Karnataka, INDIA
  • 2 Dept. of Social Work and dean of Social sciences, Karnataka State Women’s University Bijapur, Karnataka, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 2, Issue (1), Pages 29-33, January,14 (2013)


The aim of this paper is to highlight and analyze the post-desertion problems that the women desertees encounter after desertion. to be specific, the objectives were : to know the accommodation pattern of desertees and their financial problems, to know their attitude towards remarriage; to know the problems of mothers with regard to raising children; to know the public attitudes towards women desertees and to know whether working women are exploited at the work place. The data were collected of by interviewing a sample of 400 women desertees refected from all over the district .the data revealed that 55 and 45 percents stayed with their parents and kins and in rented houses, respectively Most of the respondents were poor. They were working as was observed that except 25 percent, 30 and 45 percents of them had indifferent and unfavourable attitude towards remarriage. Raising of children was a big problem. Women deserties were looked down upon bye the public and were sexually exploited by the contraitors, supervisors and owners of households. In short, the post-desertion of status of the respondents is poor, low and humiliations.


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