PUCL Report

 

Table 1 : Age distribution of widows

 

Age group

Widows

Percentage

30-40

8

21.6%

41-50

6

16.2%

51-60

11

29.7%

61-70

6

16.2%

71-80

5

13.5%

81-90

1

2.7%

Total

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Table 2: Age at which widows

 

Age group

No. of widows

Percentage

20-25

2

5.4%

26-30

1

2.7%

31-35

8

21.6%

36-40

5

13.5%

41-45

2

2.7%

46-50

6

16.2%

51-55

4

10.8%

56-60

4

10.8%

61-65

1

2.7%

N.A.

4

10.8%

Total

37

 

 

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Table 3 Widowhood span of 37 widows interviewed


Period of
widowhood

(years)

No. of widows

Precentage

Less than 1 year

1

2.7%

1-2

3

8.1%

3-4

6

16.2%

5-6

1

2.7%

7-8

1

2.7%

9-10

2

5.4%

11-12

1

2.7%

13-14

3

8.1%

15-16

5

13.5%

17-18

1

2.7%

19-20

2

5.4%

21-22

1

2.7%

23-24

None

-

25-26

3

8.1%

27-28

1

2.7%

29-30

1

2.7%

Above 30

1

2.7%

N.A.

4

10.8%

Total

37

 

 

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Table 4 Hushband's occupation

 

Occupation

No. of widows

Percentage

Labourer/worker

21

56.7%

Service

None

-

Business

3

8.1%

Small business

2

5.4%

Other/mechanic etc.

1

2.7%

Unknown

1

2.7%

N.A.

9

24.3%

Total

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Table 5 Size of the famly

 

No. of family members
(incuding mother)

Number of families

Percentage

1-2

2

5.4%%

3-4

10

27%

5-6

13

35.1%

7-8

5

13.5%

9-10

6

16.2%

11-12

1

2.7%

Total widows

37

 

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Table 6 Sons and daughters

Children groups

Number of families with sons in this group

Number of families with daughters in this group

Number

Sons

Daughters

1-2

17

13

3-4

14

15

5-6

1

3

7-8

 

2

9-10

5

4

0

5

4

Total

40

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Table 7  Children's education

No. of classes studied

Sons

(34)

Daughters

(41)

UUT OF HOUSE/COOKINpto 1st

1

 

2ND – 5th

6

3

6h  – 8th

4

9

9th – 10th

5

12

11th  – 12th

2

3

B.A. 1st- 2nd Year

1

 

B.A. Final

1

3

M.A.

1

 

Uneducated/did not study at all

11

9

No information

2

2

 

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 Table 8 Work status

 

Own

Son’s

Daughter’s

Embroidery/Zardozi

4

 

2

Handicraft/stitching

13

 

5

Out of house/cooking etc.

 

 

1

Service/labourer

 

8

1

Teacher/tuition

2

 

1

Business

1

2

 

None

10

 

 

 

 

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Table 9 Income structure

 

Monthly income

No. of widows

Percentage

Less than Rs 50

1

2.7%

Upto 100

None

-

101-500

6

16.2%

501-1000

6

16.2%

1001-1500

5

13.5%

1501-2000

4

10.8%

2001-2500

1

2.7%

2501-3000

1

2.7%

3001-3500

1

2.7%

3501-4000

1

2.7%

4501-5000

1

2.7%

5001-5500

1

2.7%

N.A.

5

13.5%

None

4

10.8%

Total

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Table 10 Health problems

                                   

Body Organs

Own

Daughters

Sons

Eyes

20

7

1

Skn

1

 

 

Nose

4

 

 

Throat

4

 

 

Ears

 

 

 

Backache

18

5

 

HEART/B.P

14

1

 

Anaemi/weak/nausea/

undernourished

12

7

 

Legs/knee pain

13

2

1

Dwarfishness

 

 

1

Physical handicap

 

 

 

Chest pain/TB/pneumonia

 

14

5

3

Headache

15

6

1

Non

 

17

21

 (Some having more than one health problem)

 

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Table 11 Social problems

 

Cause

No. Of Respondents

None

24

Neighbours

8

Relatives/in-laws

6

N.A.

2

(Some Respondents giving more than one cause)

 
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 Table 12 Aspirations & views of future

 

Aspiration and view of future

For self

For children

Worried/Living on prayers

18

2

Wants employment for self/children

6

10

Wants to get the daughters married off

10

 

Government Aid

3

1

No future

5

1

N.A.

4

 

 

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