The Social Sciences

Year: 2013
Volume: 8
Issue: 4
Page No. 374 - 380

Socio-Economic Status of Female Headed Households in Srinagar City: An Analysis

Authors : Mohmad Saleem Jahangir and Aneesa Shafi

Abstract: More than a quarter of the world’s poor people live in India and gender-bias against women is deeply ingrained in the society placing female-headed households at potentially a greater risk of poverty. Specifically, poverty measures based on the housing condition and the wealth indices show that female-headed households are less poor than male-headed households. However, based on the standard of living index measure of poverty, female-headed households are marginally poorer than their male-headed counterparts. Thus, studying the relationship between female headed households and socio-economic status in India makes it instructive and important from both an academic and a practical perspective which is the purpose of this study. While eradicating poverty and eliminating gender-bias are issues central to economic development and are intrinsic goals in themselves, these two issues are even more important and challenging in a socially and economically diverse country like India. The objective of this study is to understand the socio-economic status of female headed households in Srinagar city.

How to cite this article:

Mohmad Saleem Jahangir and Aneesa Shafi, 2013. Socio-Economic Status of Female Headed Households in Srinagar City: An Analysis. The Social Sciences, 8: 374-380.

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