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Women Entrepreneurship Through “Self Help Group” in YSR District, India

Rajani Levaku ()
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Rajani Levaku: Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, India

Journal of Women's Entrepreneurship and Education, 2014, issue 1-2, 52-59

Abstract: The position of women and their status in any society is an index of its civilization. Women are to be considered as equal partners in the process of development. But, because of centuries of exploitation and subjugation, Indian women have remained at the receiving end. Women in India have been the neglected lot. The rate of growth of women employment in India is very low. This is because of the low growth rate of new and productive employment. The more attractive scheme with less effort is “Self Help Group” under micro finance. It is a tool to remove poverty and improve the women entrepreneurship and financial support in India. ASHGs is a small economically homogeneous affinity group of the rural poor voluntarily coming together to save small amount regularly. The present paper is mainly focusing the women entrepreneurship and economic empowerment of women after they joining SHGs in YSR District, A.P. India. It concluded that SHG movement in study area has helped in improving the economic status of the families.

Keywords: Women entrepreneurship; self-help group; economic empowerment of women (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: B54 L26 J16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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