Husain, Zakir and Mukherjee, Diganta and Dutta, Mousumi (2010): Are women self help group members economically more empowered in left-run municipalities? Forthcoming in: Development in Practice
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WWho controls the income earned by members of women's self help groups (SHG) from group activities—they or their husbands? The answer indicates one dimension of the level of economic empowerment attained by SHG members. This paper examines whether identity of the 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 self help group members economically more empowered in left-run municipalities?|
|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:||10. Jul 2012 09:50|
|Last Modified:||08. Sep 2015 19:00|
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