Women Status In Assam
Devi, Dr. M Tineshowri
- Publisher: Journal Of Business Management & Social Sciences Research
Journal Of Business Management & Social Sciences Research
(issn: 2319-5614, eissn: 2319-5614)
Social Sciences | Women Status
Women in India are comparatively backward socially, economically and politically compared to other countries. Assam is one of the eight states of North East India and bordering 7 states like Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and West Bengal. With a geographical area of 78,438 sq. kms. i.e. about 2.4 percent of the countrys total geographical area, Assam provides shelter to 2,57 percent of the population of the country. Assam has a population of 31,160,272 as in 2011 census, of which 15,954,927 are males and 15,214,345 are females. The sex ratio (females per 1000 males) is 954 and the female literacy ratio is 67.27 percent.Women status is determined to a great extent in terms of socio-economic indicators such as income, poverty, education and skills that opens up opportunities of employment, better health. These indices are also vitally interlinked with the concepts of power and position. At the same time, women must have a share in the decision making process in the family and in the public sphere, and access the rights and opportunities provided by the state and society at large. Thus, this paper is trying to look into the different aspects that shape up the women status in Assam.