International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research


International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2020)

Empowerment of rural women through entrepreneurship in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh (With a special reference to scheduled caste women)


M Anuradha, A Bharathi

In India, women constitute nearly 48% of the population but their participation in quantifiable economic activity is around 25.7%. The effect of this economic inequality is mirrored in the social scenario, where a small percentage of population is becoming more and more prosperous and nearly two-thirds by the population still remains poor and untouched of technological progress. The present paper is focused on socio-economic status of the women entrepreneurs among Scheduled Castes (SCs) in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh state. Women involvement in economic activities is marked by low work participation rates, excessive concentration in the unorganized sector of the economy and in low skill jobs. There is a greater dynamism in the rate of growth of female employment. However, in rural areas, agriculture has provided more employment for women. The gaps identified in the earlier studies depicts that Specific studies are not made to identify the problems of Women entrepreneurs in rural and tribal areas, there are little efforts to examine the level of Women empowerment through- entrepreneurship- in small / micro enterprises in rural areas, Role of Socio-economic and demographic factors in determining the status of Women entrepreneurs, Role of stress and living conditions of Women entrepreneurs before and after starting the micro enterprise in rural economy.
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M Anuradha, A Bharathi. Empowerment of rural women through entrepreneurship in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh (With a special reference to scheduled caste women). International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research, Volume 6, Issue 3, 2020, Pages 72-76
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