Pub. Date:
Micro Finance and Women

Micro Finance and Women


Usually ships within 1 week


In India, micro finance is a policy instrument to promote economic development, employment, and growth, through the support of micro entrepreneurs and small businesses. The objective is for poor and near-poor households to have permanent access to an appropriate range of high quality financial services, including credit, savings, insurance, and fund transfers. Several factors have led to an increased interest in micro finance in promoting growth with gender equity. Women as a whole have been left behind and have not been able to partake in the fruits of success. The mainstreaming of women into new and emerging areas of growth is imperative. This will require the encouragement of women to take up vocational training and employment in India's booming sectors. Small enterprises are the best vehicle for stimulating entrepreneurial talent and participation of women in the development process. Small enterprises provide livelihood, check rural-urban migration, generate export earnings, as well as touch upon the lives of the marginalized, disadvantaged, and vulnerable women in both urban and rural areas. This book contains research papers, authored by experts in the field of finance, which provide empirical evidence of the role of micro finance in economically empowering women in India, particularly in rural areas. [Subject: India Studies, Sociology, Women's Studies, Economics, Labor Studies]

Related collections and offers

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788177084054
Publisher: New Century Publications
Publication date: 01/12/2015
Pages: 194
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

About the Book v

About the Editors vi

Contributors ix

Preface xi

1 Micro Finance, Self-help Groups (SHGs) and Women K. Nageswara Rao 1

2 Women Empowerment through Self-help Groups (SHGs) A. Laxminarayana G. Vijay 20

3 Micro Finance and Women Empowerment G. Mohan Rao S. Kumaraswamy K. Chalapathi Rao 34

4 Empowerment of Rural Women through SHGs G. Prathap A. Reddappa P. Venkataramana 49

5 Women Empowerment through SHGs Sangappa V. Mamanshetty 62

6 Socio-economic Empowerment of Women through SHGs: A Case Study S. Sundara Ram R. Rupa Kalpana 71

7 Micro Credit and Women Entrepreneurship Talwar Sabanna 85

8 Empowerment of Women through Micro Credit P. Tara Kumari Ch. Masenamma K. Swarna Latha 103

9 Micro Finance in India: Emerging Challenges Ch. Thandava Krishna M. Veera Raghavalu 117

10 Micro Finance and Tribal Women S.N. Tripathy 127

11 Self-help Groups (SHGs) and Women Empowerment K. Venkat Narayana 136

Glossary of Terms Related to Micro Finance 155

Index 167

Customer Reviews