International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Political Orientation among Working Women: A Case Study of Kolkata
Anasua Chatterjee

The main purpose of the present study is to understand the pattern of political orientation of the working women of Kolkata. By political orientation of the respondent we primarily mean her cognitive orientation (i.e. her knowledge about political parties, their symbols, and their stay in power and their judgements about political system). Survey was carried by the researcher on 1000 working women of Kolkata in the months from julyseptember, 2015. Results: Women working both in the organised as well as unorganised sectors play dual role looking after their children, elders in the family, husbands and also contribute to the family expenditure but they are not consulted at home regarding education of their children, investments etc. They consult their husbands, elder members of the family or the community before casting their vote and are not guided by individual conscience. Women do not yet exist as an effective political collectivity.

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