research product . 2009

Women Empowerment in India

Nayak, Purusottam; Mahanta, Bidisha;
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  • Published: 06 Jan 2009
Abstract
The present paper is an attempt to analyze the status of women empowerment in India using various indicators like women’s household decision making power, financial autonomy, freedom of movement, political participation, acceptance of unequal gender role, exposure to media, access to education, experience of domestic violence etc based on data from different sources. The study reveals that women of India are relatively disempowered and they enjoy somewhat lower status than that of men in spite of many efforts undertaken by government. Gender gap exists regarding access to education and employment. Household decision making power and freedom of movement of women ...
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free text keywords: O15 - Human Resources ; Human Development ; Income Distribution ; Migration, Indonesia
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