Vol. 2, Issue 4 (2015)
Woman empowerment-A key to economic growth
Author(s): Shree Kanungo
Abstract: Woman plays a major role for the development of our society. Though this fact is not accepted worldwide but this is true. Growth of a society starts from a family and rather from an individual and mostly this is managed by a woman. There is a very famous proverb that â€œIf a man is educated one person is educated but If a woman is educated a family is educated.â€ Empowerment can be measured through percentage of women in professional, technical, managerial, administrative jobs and by the number of seats women have in parliament. Empowerment can be characterized through employment and that to in Organized sector. Employment in unorganized sector can not be taken as a measure of empowerment as in these sectors women are paid much less than their male counterparts. This paper makes an humble attempt to study the relationship between Woman employment in organized sector, woman education, fertility rate and infant mortality rate in India. It also tries to study the trend of Woman employment in organized sector and growth of society through different indicators. For the purpose it uses statistical tools like multiple regression, correlation and trend analysis.