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Rural Women Empowerment and Entrepreneurship Development

Sathiabama K ()

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Abstract: Empowerment of women has emerged as an important issue in recent times. The economic empowerment of women is being regarded these days as a Sine-quo-non of progress for a country; hence, the issue of economic empowerment of women is of paramount importance to political thinkers, social scientists and reformers. The Self Help Groups (SHGs) have paved the way for economic independence of rural women. The members of SHGs are involved in Micro – Entrepreneurships. Through that, they are becoming economically independent and providing employment opportunities to others. This article deals with empowerment of rural women through entrepreneurship and the advantages entrepreneurship among the rural women. “Economic empowerment of women led to development of family and community†. This statement is proved by a collective Micro Entrepreneurship in Tamilnadu.

Keywords: SHGs; self help groups; empowerment; women; micro; Tamilnadu; employment; rural women; India; political thinkers; economically; economic (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010-04
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