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International Journal in Management & Social Science
Year : 2014, Volume : 2, Issue : 12
First page : ( 76) Last page : ( 85)
Online ISSN : 2321-1784.

Women empowerment: role of education

Dr. Sundaram M. Shunmuga*, Dr. Sekar M.**, Subburaj A.***

*Associate Professor, Department of Business Administration, PSN College of Engineering & Technology, Melathediyur, Palayamkottai Taluk, Tirunelveli District, Pin – 627152

**Head/Professor, Department of Business Management, RVS College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore - 641 402

***Assistant Professor, Department of Management Studies, Sri Vidhya College of engineering and Technology, Sivakasi

Online published on 18 April, 2015.

Abstract

Education is the key factor for women empowerment, prosperity, development and welfare. Discrimination of women from womb to tomb is well known. There is continued inequality and vulnerability of women in all sectors and women oppressed in all spheres of life, they need to be empowered in all walk of life. In order to fight against the socially constructed gender biases, women have to swim against the system that requires more strength. Such strength comes from the process of empowerment and empowerment will come from the education. And rural development will come from women empowerment. This paper aim to create the awareness among the women's about different empowerment and identifying the impact of education in women overall empowerment in Madurai district. Totally 455 women respondents between 20–50 age group were selected for the study. Findings of the study shows that educational qualification play significant role in women empowerment and it concludes that if women's empowerment is to be effected, it can be carried out only through the medium of education. Hence, it is of foremost importance to raise the level of education amongst women.

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Keywords

Women empowerment, education.

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