A study was carried out in Erode, a tier-II city of Tamil Nadu with the objective to study the social and educational background of the respondents. Multistage sampling procedure was adopted to select 120 household respondents. Relevant data were collected through personal interview with the help of a pilot-tested interview schedule. An ex-post facto research design was adopted to find out the results. Socio-economic background of the respondents of Erode City showed that nearly 50 per of the respondents were in the age group of 30-50 and 82.5 per cent of the respondents were female. Majority of the respondents fell in the income group of Rs. 30,000 -70,000/annum and only 7.5 per cent of the respondents earned more than Rs.70000 per annum. Around 77.5 per cent of the sampled respondents were living in the nuclear type families. Respondents living in the own house (35 per cent) was less than those living in rented houses (65 per cent). Majority of the families had a family size of less than 5 members (85 per cent). Educational qualification of the highest numbers of respondents (32.5 per cent) was in the range of less than high school and none of the respondents were post graduates.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN