Learning note 2 - WEAVING THROUGH GENERATIONS: PRODUCTIVITY AND WOMEN’S AUTONOMY
1 February 2024
The study aims to gain insights to the Indus Valley civilization in 3,000 BCE.1 With into the workings of a family-owned weaving their vibrant patterns, bold colours and lightweight business and understand the economic or fabrics, Indian textiles accounted for more than a commercial productivity of businesses with multiple quarter of the world’s textile trade by the end of or single generations in. [...] It also assesses the the seventeenth century.2 Despite the targeted distribution of gains within the household and the destruction of the sector under British colonial relationship between family governance, weaving rule, Indian artisans persevered. [...] approximately 3.1 million households are engaged in weaving or allied activities.3 The analysis shows that weaving businesses with the participation of multiple generations are In Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, weaving generally more productive in terms of household is often a family enterprise, with multiple family welfare measures, such as revenue from members employed in the household run busine. [...] Women who work an ongoing 3ie mixed-methods study called in multi-generational weaving businesses report Intergenerational Participation in Household lower self-efficacy and autonomy.4 Highlights ■ We use a fixed-effects model and data businesses earn 17% more in weaving from the baseline survey of an ongoing revenue and 29% more in household income. [...] In the sample, in 53% and 82% of generations participate in the family business, households, at least one woman and man reports i.e., parents and children co-reside, and those weaving as their primary activity, respectively.