India: Economic Empowerment of Women

Edited by: V.S. Ganesamurthy

Although women constitute half of world's population, they are the largest group excluded from the benefits of social and economic development. Women constitute a strong labor force which needs to be mobilized and encouraged. In India, the work participation rate of women is less than half that of men. Despite efforts made towards economic empowerment of women, a majority of the active female population continues to be confined to micro, small-scale enterprises and the informal sector. Special attention needs to be given to increasing employment opportunities and productive resources of women through special financial intermediaries, building women's competitiveness, and increasing economic exchanges among women entrepreneurs. India: Economic Empowerment of Women focuses on this great awakening. It consists of 33 scholarly articles and is replete with concepts and practices which will appeal to researchers, legislators, government officials, and non-governmental organizations engaged in ameliorating the socio-economic conditions of half of the human race.

270 pages

Publication Date: 10/1/2007
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788177081442