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Measurement of Vulnerability of Single Women in Nepalese Households: Query about inclusion or exclusion

Bista, Raghu (2019): Measurement of Vulnerability of Single Women in Nepalese Households: Query about inclusion or exclusion. Published in: Quest Journal of Management and Social Sciences , Vol. 1, No. 2 (28 January 2020): pp. 210-222.

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Abstract

Concept of single women is not issue of trauma psychologically and socio-economically in modern household and society like as in patriarchal society. However, still it is a big issue in Nepalese society as well as academic discourse and development practices, although Nepalese polity is post modernism and western character and development approach is a proactive gender balanced from top to bottom. This paper examines the relationship between single women, vulnerability level and household structure in rural society of Nepal based on primary data sets collected from household survey by using descriptive statistics. It finds the growth of single women due to the conflict of Nepal (1996-2006), the growth of foreign employment led divorces and deaths (1999-2019) and natural deaths of male and multifaceted vulnerability level of single women in nuclear and joint family. Despite the growth of financial and political independence of single women, still vulnerability is acute in Nepal. It is a barrier to single women’s happiness and empowerment.

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