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Theoretical and Applied Economics
No. 1 / 2023 (634), Spring

An analysis of factors influencing empowerment of rural women through Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihood Mission (SGSY)

Ravi Kumar GUPTA
Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur, India
Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur, India
Debendra Nath DAS
Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education, Hyderabad, India

Abstract. Self-employment plays a prominent role in the improvement of the condition of unemployment. Those members who are engaged in self-employment are in a much better situation compared to wage-earning women members. The findings are based on 2 surveys conducted in 2005 and 2009 with the same members of Self Help Groups (SHGs), and the data collected from North Twenty-Four Parganas in the Southern region of West Bengal state of India. This study also analyzed economic and social demographic factors affecting the probability of both factors related to employment and empowerment.

Keywords: women empowerment, self-help groups, self-employment, bivariate Probit, rural development.

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