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Self Help Group Participation and Employment of the Women: Myths and the Reality

In: Proceedings of FIKUSZ 2010


  • Chandralekha Ghosh
  • Tanmoyee Banerjee ( Chaterjee)

    () (West Bengal State University)


The self help groups were formed to provide micro credit facilities to rural poor women to engage them in economic activities. Present paper investigates the factors influencing the employment status of a selected group of self help group members. The same set of self help group members has been surveyed twice, once during 2005 and again during 2009 to collect information. During 2005 survey all the members were employed but during 2009 it were observed that about 55 percent of the self help group members have turned into housewives. The present study will try to examine the influence of socio economic, demographic and political factors on the employment status of the members based on primary survey conducted in some villages of North 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India. The paper has also tried to investigate the loan use pattern of this set of self help group members. Along with the past occupation of the member the local politics at village level have been found to influence the employment status as well as loan use pattern of the members. Jel classification: G21, O12.

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  • Chandralekha Ghosh & Tanmoyee Banerjee ( Chaterjee), 2010. "Self Help Group Participation and Employment of the Women: Myths and the Reality," Proceedings of FIKUSZ '10,in: László Áron Kóczy (ed.), Proceedings of FIKUSZ 2010, pages 55-78 Óbuda University, Keleti Faculty of Business and Management.
  • Handle: RePEc:pkk:sfyr10:55-78

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