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Stress Environmental Disease and Status of Women in Service Sector: An Empirical Study in Assam

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Economics, Karimganj College, Karimganj, Assam, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 3, Issue (11), Pages 38-41, November,14 (2014)


When the people especially women section face such situations as torture for dowry, molestation, rape, kidnapping and eve teasing, then simply it is called stress environment. It has been observed that there is continuous rise in total incidents of crime against women folk,in particular, over the years. Consequently, women and children in particular are facing psychological and behavior related problems in their daily life. Psychological problems/diseases like anxiety, fear, sadness, depression, sleeplessness and physical problems such as high blood pressure, stomach upset, muscular tension, dryness of mouth, nervous beak down now a days have become serious threats in the process of sustainable development of human being. The main objectives of the study is to examine whether (i) the service sector women feel less stress in terms of social, mental, physical, mental-physical and financial matters/areas; and (ii) the service sector women are more secure than the housewives in terms of stress environmental diseases. This paper is prepared by using both Primary and Secondary data. It is expected that the outcome of this paper will be an important document in making proper policy and to form a mechanism to extend social sustainability in the era of knowledge economy.


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