Volume : 3, Issue : 3, AUG 2019
A STUDY OF SELF-HELP GROUPS (SHGS) AS AN INSTRUMENT OF WOMEN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Self-help groups have been playing considerable role in economic development of women specially in rural areas. Efforts for the empowerment of women have been directed to improve the status of women in all spheres of life. For centuries they have been victims of discrimination and injustice. In Paulo Freire's terms they represent the dependent society. In spite of the various programs conducted for the development of women they continue to be in a disadvantaged position.
The objectives of the paper are to study how women empowerment is possible through self help group and what are the major hurdles of achieving empowerment. Being an explanatory research it is based on secondary data of journals, articles, newspapers, magazines and the official website of the companies. Considering the objective of the study descriptive type research design is adopted to have more accuracy and rigorous analysis of research study. The accessible secondary data is intensively used for research study.
Women, Economic development, SHGs.
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