Division of Labour: A Contemporary Perspective

Vibhuti Rao
Symbiosis Law School, Noida, India

Volume II – Issue I, 2021

This paper aims to critically analyse the prevalent division of labour in contemporary times within households between man and wife backed by a structured personal interview. It will explore the nuances of the same in occupations and how it leads to greater efficiency. In addition to that, the paper will scrutinize the ideas given by Emile Durkheim. It seeks to understand how the institution of ‘Division of Labour’ leads to alienation of a worker from his creation, the society and his own existence in particular.

Keywords: Labour, Emile Durkheim, gender – roles, alienation, occupation, efficiency.


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