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Economic Impact of Political Empowerment of Women in India

P Arunachalam (Editor)
Synopsis The historic Women's Reservation Bill ensuring 33 per cent reservation has been passed by Rajya Sabha on 9" March 2010. This one third reservation for women in the Lok Sabha and State Assemblies finally passed. "Our Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has stand that despite the many progress achieved by women in India, our women have laced enormous difficulty.” “We have also to recognize that our women faced discrimination at home, there is domestic violence, they face discrimination in equal access to education, healthcare, and there are all these things. All these things have to end if India were to realise its full potential.” “Passing of this bill is a historical occasion which calls for celebrations.” “The bill that is a historic step forward, a giant step forward in strengthening the process of emancipation (of women).” “This is a momentous development in the long journey of empowering our women." Our President Prathibha Patil has stated that reservation was not the answer. "It will only facilitate the process of women's entry into politics women have been participating in the political life d the nation with 1.2 million elected women representatives in local bodies in villages and towns, which is about 36 per cent.”

To increase the representation d women in elected bodies d local urban bodies and the panchayati raj institutions, it is proposed to increase this percentage to 50 per cent. The women's reservation bill providing for 33 per cent reservation to women in state legislatures. Legislative and administrative initiatives to empower women in India were necessary and important, but not enough. 'We also need a fundamental change in our mindsets. We need a new social reform movement, for gender equally and empowerment d our women-a movement that changes society's attitude towards women. This book deals with the problems and prospects of political empowerment 01 socially, educationally and economically unempowered women in India.
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P Arunachalam

P. Arunachalam  is a Reader in the Department of Applied economics, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Kochi-22, Kerela State, India. He was the head of the Department of Applied Economics, Cochin University of science and techonology during the period april 2004 to aoril 2007. He has Nineteen years of Teaching and Research Experiences. He took his PG degree from Loyolo College, Madras, a world-renowned college in Southern India, affiliated to Madras and university and M.phill and Ph. D  Degrees from Cochin university of Science and Technology, Kochi ,Kerela State.Pondicherry University, a central university, Awarded him Doctoral Fellowship intye year 1988. he joined as a Lecturer in the 1989 and become Reader in the 1997. He was Awarded post Doctoral Training Fellowship by the NUFFIC (Netherland Council for Co-operation in Higher Education, Government of Netherlands) for six times under SEPTRA-MHO-programe between the department of Applied Economics, cochin University of science and technology and the Development research institute (IVO), Tilburg University, the Netherlands during the period 1999 to 2004. Part of his research Training programme, he visited France, Germany, italy, Belgium, spain, England, Switzerland, srilanka, and most of the Gulf Countries. He is specialized in Quantitative Techniques and International Economics . He is teaching Business Statistics at Master of Business Economics (M.B.E.) levels and Quantiative Techniques at M.phil level. He was a member of the Academic council, CUSAT from april  2004 to april 2004. He is visiting faculty member of many Universities in South India. He is a member of several Academic and professional Bodies at National and international Levels. He has done a Minor Projects on @India @s Spices Exports to the Netherlands @under UGC UN-Assigned grant and jointly done a Major Project on @global Based commodity Chain; with special references to [email protected] funded by NUFFIC through Development research institute, Tilburg University, the Netherlands, with Dr. wim Pellupessey, Senior Economists, IVO, Tilburg University, trhe Netherlands. He did his Ph.D works on @[email protected] Engeering goods exports: growth, concentration and Diversification. He has to his credit 40 Research Articles in various reputed journals and magazines and also contributed articles to 9 textbooks. Participated as an expert and presented research papers in more than 58 National and international  conferences, workshops , Symposiums and seminars. He has produced 3 Ph.Ds and several more students are doing Ph.D under his supervision. Now doing a major research work on @Special economic [email protected] in India. He has been selected fopr the professor post  in the department of economics, Bharathiyar university, coimbatore. Member as partner of Dr. M. [email protected] Digital Identity Management, City university, London, England.

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Bibliographic information

Title Economic Impact of Political Empowerment of Women in India
Author P Arunachalam
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788189630157
length xvii+485p., Illustrations; 23cm.