Husain, Zakir and Mukherjee, Diganta and Dutta, Mousumi (2010): Are women economically more empowered in Left-run municipalities? A study of Self Help Groups in West Bengal, India.
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Who controls the income earned by Self Help Group (SHG) members from group activities – they, or their husbands? The answer indicates the level of economic empowerment attained by SHG members. This paper examines whether identity of person controlling this income depends upon the political party ruling the municipality where the SHG is situated. Two parties are considered – the Left Front, a coalition comprising of Leftist parties, and the Indian National Congress. This paper is based on a field study of 240 SHG members in six municipalities in West Bengal, a major state in India.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Are women economically more empowered in Left-run municipalities? A study of Self Help Groups in West Bengal, India|
|Keywords:||Self Help Groups; Political structures; India|
|Subjects:||P - Economic Systems > P1 - Capitalist Systems > P13 - Cooperative Enterprises
D - Microeconomics > D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making > D79 - Other
P - Economic Systems > P1 - Capitalist Systems > P16 - Political Economy
|Depositing User:||Zakir Husain|
|Date Deposited:||19. Feb 2010 23:35|
|Last Modified:||19. Feb 2013 00:01|
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