ISBN 9788177083842,Women Education, Health and Mobility Status

Women Education, Health and Mobility Status



New Century Press

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9788177083842

ISBN-10 8177083848

Hard Back

Number of Pages 192 Pages
Language (English)

ELT self-study texts

Investment in human capital has been emphasized by economists from Adam Smith to Amartya Sen. It is now agreed that improvements in education, nutrition, and health of the population do significantly and positively influence economic growth and factor productivity. The position and status of women in the Indian society could be viewed by the voice they have in decision-making in terms of education and health needs of the family. Unfortunately, Indian women fare poorly, especially in rural areas, on this score. Women receive little educational and healthcare services in comparison to men. The institution of patriarchy helps to understand the intra-household altruistic relationships that create an ideology of under-investment in girls. In addition, even if education is imparted to the girls, it is often of inferior quality. Parents derive greater satisfaction from the economic success of their sons than daughters. This book provides an in-depth account and analysis of the status of women in Indian society, particularly in terms of education, health and labour mobility.