Year 2019, Volume 65 Issue 3 (30.09.2019)

Year : 2019
Volume : 65
Issue : 3 (30.09.2019)
   
Authors : Aleksandra DESPOTOVIC, Miljan JOKSIMOVIC, Miomir JOVANOVIC
Title : CONTEMPORARY AND TRADITIONAL IN THE LIFE OF A RURAL WOMAN
Abstract : Given the importance of the woman on the farm, her role in the countryside is often unfairly neglected. The aim of this paper is to examine the social and socio-economic status of women in rural areas, based on the conducted research. The paper is dedicated to October 15 - Day of Rural Women. Surveys were conducted in the municipalities of Pljevlja and KolaŇ°in. An interview method was used in order to collect data. Survey results show that rural women play a role both as housewives and as workers on their own farms. It originates from the nature of rural family, which simultaneously emerges both as a consumer unit-household and a production unit-farm. Respondents' answers testify to small but visible improvements in the position of rural women in the surveyed area. Due to the traditional gender roles that involve caring for children and the elderly, solely by doing housework, women are left with little room for independent activities, education and employment outside the home. The survey showed that the respondents were not familiar with the celebration of International Day of Rural Women - October 15th. In this regard, it is necessary to work on its popularization in order to strengthen the social and economic position of rural women
For citation : Despotovic, A., Joksimovic, M., Jovanovic, M. (2019): Contemporary and traditional in the life of a rural woman. Agriculture and Forestry, 65 (3): 93-104. DOI: 10.17707/AgricultForest.65.3.08
Keywords : rural woman, farm, household, agriculture
   
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