Table 1

Semistructured guide for the focus group discussions

Sl. No.QuestionPrompts
1Should women be employed/work to earn money?Why? Or why not?
2What could be the effect on babies, especially less than 12 months if mothers are employed?MGNREGA-specific issues, anything else?
3Who other than the mother cares for the child?Baby's father? Grandmother? Relatives? Health provider? Community health worker? Anganwadi worker, ASHA? Anyone else?—How?
  • This is a section of the topic guide used for the research project. The questions relevant to this study are provided in this table.

  • MGNREGA, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act.