Women, education, and family structure in India
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Published by Westview Press in Boulder .
Written in English



  • India,
  • India.


  • Women -- Education -- India,
  • Family -- India,
  • Academic achievement -- India,
  • India -- Social conditions -- 1947-

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Other titlesWomen, education & family structure in India.
Statementedited by Carol Chapnick Mukhopadhyay and Susan Seymour.
ContributionsMukhopadhyay, Carol Chapnick., Seymour, Susan C. 1940-
LC ClassificationsLC2322 .W65 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 246 p. ;
Number of Pages246
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1424625M
ISBN 100813385113
LC Control Number93035560

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Book: Women, education, and family structure in India. + pp. ref. Abstract: Five decades of independence have produced dramatic increases in women women Subject Category. An edition of Women, education, and family structure in India () Women, education, and family structure in India by Carol Chapnick Mukhopadhyay, Susan C. SeymourPages: Women, Education, and Family Structure in India. Carol Chapnick Mukhopadhyay and Susan Seymour, eds Karen Leonard. University of California, Irvine. Search for more papers by this author. Karen Leonard. University of California, Irvine. Search for Author: Karen Leonard.   In this study, we focus on one of the factors that affect women’s non-farm employment in rural India, namely the role of family structure on the ability of women to enter non-farm work. The vast empirical literature has investigated the declining labour force participation of women in India emphasising both the demand and supply side reasons.

This paper investigates if residing in a joint family affects non-farm employment for married women in rural India. Our estimates based on a longitudinal survey of o women conducted in and , and using the conditional logistic regression and instrumental variable approach suggest that living in a joint family lowers married women’s participation non-farm work by around 12%. Women&Rsquo;S Studies First Emerged In India During The S As A Forceful Critique Of Those Processes That Had Made Women Invisible&Nbsp;After Independence&Mdash;Invisible Not Only To Society And The State, But Also To Higher Education And Its Disciplines.&Nbsp;Since That Beginning, So Much Has Happened In This Already Vast Field That It Would Be Hard To Find A Major Issue Or .   Understanding Family Structure and Women's Empowerment. Based on the research of Sisir Debnath. In a study aimed toward a greater understanding of women’s empowerment, Sisir Debnath, Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Indian School of Business, sheds light on how family structure, a relatively less studied factor of women empowerment, impacts . Kothari commission of recommended education as tool for social development. By pacing woman education India can achieve the goal of social development. 2. Gender equality Woman is part of unprivileged section of society. Education will help to close a gender gap in society. Co-education institutes will help children to give respect to.

Women in India also face difficulties in obtaining an education, with only 40% of women being literate as many girls are taken out of school to help in the home. A large percentage of women in India work, yet only 16% of rural women and 11% of urban women claim waged work as their primary activity. Traditional culture stood on the way of women's education and their employment. Different studies conducted on the limits to women education and employment indicate that a women education is considered as a liability for the family because higher is the education of the girl, higher is the demand for dowry and more economic pressure on the family. The family is an important institution that plays a central role in the lives of most Indians. As a collectivistic society, Indians often emphasise loyalty and interests of the family usually take priority over those of the individual, and decisions affecting one’s personal life – such as marriage and career paths – are generally made in consultation with one’s family.   University Education Commission (), the first commission in education set up by the government of free India, laid special emphasis on the education of women and recommended that in .