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Productive Resources & Rural Women Empowerment

Sudershan Mehta (Author) Tripta Tikaniya (Author)
Synopsis In recent years, empowerment of women has been recognized as a central issue in determining the status of women. Empowerment of women would mean equal status and opportunities.

Empowering women socioeconomically through increased awareness of their rights and duties as well as equal access to and control over productive resources is a decisive step towards greater security for them. It is gender which determines the roles and functions of a female in the family. How gender affects the access to and control over resources for the female require elaboration.

Women are engaged in collection of fodder, dairy, poultry, and household activities within the family. Consequently fundamental decision-making regarding vital issues such as education, health care, expenditure of income on necessities, marriage of children, investment for permanent assets, earning from land are all taken by men. Therefore, the women left with little or no access to resources.

Here, an attempt has been made to asses the gender participation in productive activities, gender wise actual access to and control over and their perception about access to and control over productive resources. Impact of differential access and controlling power on empowerment of women and factors affecting differential access and control have also been studied.

This book will be useful for the policy makers, extensions workers, social workers, scholars and all those who are linked with gender sensitization and working for the cause of women empowerment.
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About the authors

Sudershan Mehta

Dr. Sudershan Matha (b. 1957) is a Professor in the Department of Extension Education, College of Home Science, CCS HAU, Hisar. A seasoned academic, she nearly three decades experience of working with rural families through various extension activities. Since 1991, she has been actively engaged in teaching UG, PG and PhD students. Presently she is the member of various professional societies. Her major research interests are in the field of communication, print media, gender studies, empower of rural women through micro enterprises on which she has guided 10 M.Sc and 3 PhD students. Dr. Metha has published 2 books, over twenty teaching manuals for UG and PG students and 60 research papers. Besides she has worked on various research projects funded by State Govt. ICAR, and British Council. She has also attended several national, international seminars and conferences etc.

Tripta Tikaniya

Dr. Tripta Tikaniya is working as coordinator in ICDS Projects in the Department of Home Science Extension Education, College of Home Science, CCS HAU, Hisar. She obtained her masters' and Ph.D. degree in the field of Home Science Extension Education from CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar.

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Bibliographic information

Title Productive Resources & Rural Women Empowerment
Format Hardcover
Date published: 30.07.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788190786218
length viii+173p., Tables; Bibliography; Index; 22cm.