Women Education, Health and Mobility Status
The investment in human capital has been emphasized by economists from Adam Smith to Amartya Sen. It is now agreed that improvements in the education, nutrition, and health of a population significantly and positively influence economic growth. In India, in terms of education and health needs of the family, the position and status of women in society can be viewed by the voices they have in decision-making. Unfortunately, India's women fare poorly on this score, especially in rural areas. Women receive little educational and health care services in comparison to men. The institution of patriarchy explains the intra-household altruistic relationships that create an ideology of under-investment in girls. In addition, even if education is imparted, it is often of an inferior quality. This book provides an in-depth account and analysis of the status of women in Indian society, particularly in terms of education, health, and labor mobility.
Publication Date: 7/31/2014