Antecedents of Women Empowerment in Rural India
P.Shalini1, S.Sudha2

1Dr.P.Shalini, Professor, School of Management Studies, VISTAS, (Tamil Nadu).
2Dr.S.Sudha, Professor, School of Management Studies, VISTAS, (Tamil Nadu).

Manuscript received on 06 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 14 August 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 4503-4506 | Volume-8 Issue-3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: C6812098319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C6812.098319
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Abstract: Women empowerment is one of the most important millennium development goals to reduce discrimination in developing countries. This paper attempts to explore the antecedents that has an influence on women empowerment in India. The sample consist of 277 rural women from various districts of Tamilnadu. The empirical results showed that the education, social and cultural issues, media and poverty are the antecedents for the women empowerment. Women having assets and bank account are also taken into consideration for the study. Finally we can conclude that the above factors need to be given importance to enhance the women role in the society and to reduce discrimination.
Index terms: Women Empowerment, Education, Poverty, Social and Cultural Issues and Media.

Scope of the Article:
Social Sciences