Husain, Zakir and Mukherjee, Diganta and Dutta, Mousumi (2010): Self Help Groups and empowerment of women: Self-selection or actual benefits?
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Evidence on success of SHGs in empowering females is mixed. In particular, researchers argue that such schemes often attract women who are already active in the public domain (referred to as ‘self-selection’), so that those who are most in need of assistance remain excluded. Simultaneously, the fact that a majority of the SHG members are already empowered leads to exaggerated estimates of the effects of the program (called ‘program effects’). This paper attempts to test the significance of the program effect of SHGs by comparing empowerment levels of newly inducted and older members of SHGs. The paper is based on a survey conducted in six municipalities in West Bengal, India.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Self Help Groups and empowerment of women: Self-selection or actual benefits?|
|Keywords:||Empowerment; Self Help Groups; Non-parametric tests; Self-selection effect; India; Asia|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O15 - Human Resources ; Human Development ; Income Distribution ; Migration
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C2 - Single Equation Models ; Single Variables > C25 - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models ; Discrete Regressors ; Proportions ; Probabilities
|Depositing User:||Zakir Husain|
|Date Deposited:||19. Feb 2010 23:36|
|Last Modified:||11. Feb 2013 17:02|
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