Document Type : Original Research


استادیار جغرافیا و برنامه ریزی روستایی, دانشگاه پیام نور, تهران, ایران


Supporting rural women as producers in addition to mothers and family managers. I n rural areas, women have been active in all activities, but women's productive role has become diminished in recent decades. In some rural areas of Iran, including the statistical population of this study, the villages of Zaborkhan district of Neishabour city have been faced with decreasing the role of women's productive activities, especially handicrafts. Therefore, the present study aims to reduce the level of activity and participation of women. Accordingly, 111 samples of women employed in handicrafts were selected and analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. At the inferior level, one sample of the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test and T-test were used to test the assumptions. To determine the reliability of the test, Cronbach's alpha method was used. A single-sample parametric T test showed that rural handicrafts play a role in diversifying economic activities and the level of productive activity and participation of women, and reducing the role of these industries in the studied area has reduced the income of rural households as a result of their migration. To counteract the decline in the role of handicrafts in the region, rural women's familiarity with modern production methods, the application of women's knowledge of rural artists, and the raising of credits for training and insurance for rural women's artisans, not only contribute to the development of rural industries but also boost And the greater participation of rural women in production.