AN EMPIRICAL STUDY OF FACTORS AFFECTING WOMEN EMPOWERMENT IN INDORE

Dr. (Mrs.) Meenu Kumar Dr. Sonali Nargunde

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Abstract:- Women Empowerment is one of the requisite for overall economic development of society and nation both at micro and macro level.  It means ensuring gender equality and encouraging their active participation in economic activities and decisions making. As population of women constitutes approximately 49.6% of the total population of the world, and they are also liable to get equal opportunities in all sphere of life. Women empowerment and gender equality are also the eighth millennium Development goal of UNO.  The present study focuses on level of women empowerment, their relationship with various demography variables and the factors which play important role in empowering women. Primary data has been collected from 100 females. Statistical tools like Pearson Coefficient has been used to study the relationship between empowerment and demography, factor analysis for deciding important factors to empower women. The result indicates that women are empowered and education and employment are positively correlated with women empowerment. Factor analysis also reveals education as one of the most important factor in empowering them. Other Factors are indulgence and importance, decision making capabilities, financial security, sociability and awareness.

Keywords:- Awareness, Decision, Education, Women, Empowerment.


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