A Study on Women Economic Empowerment and the Inclusive Growth in context to India


  • Nilima Borah


We are living in a transitional age, the transition being from farming society to current industrial society. Females constitute nearly half of the population of male dominant society and the inequalities based on gender seem unfair in India. Women status is determined to a great extent in terms of socio-economic indicators such as income, property, education and skills that opens up opportunities of empowerment, better health.  It is very fundamental to have participation by women in activities strengthening their position in society. At the same time, women must have a share in the decision-making process in the family and in the public sphere, and access the rights and opportunities provided by the state and society at large. They may get empowered by creating innovations and commercializing them. They can organize some sort of self-help group or working as entrepreneurships. The empowerment of women may help them to enjoy their social, economic, civil and political rights. For overall empowerment and the inclusive growth, it is needed participation of women into economic too. Women empowerment and the inclusive growth needed focus on increasing women’s access to education, training, financing, technology, infrastructure etc. Further, the empowerment of women may be promoted by their leadership, adequate jobs, developing entrepreneurship, capacity building. All the development efforts would be only half done if there is no effective participation of females. This paper is trying to look into some important aspects of women empowerment and the inclusive growth.