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Women and Social Change in Rural Tamil Nadu

Lindberg, Staffan LU ; Athreya, Venkatesh B.; R., Vidyasagar; Djurfeldt, Göran LU and A., Rajagopal (2007)
Abstract
One of the most significant social changes over the past 25 years in Tamil Nadu is the entry of women into the local political bodies of Gram Panchayat and Panchayat Samithi through a 33 % reservation system. Simultaneously, women are now to a large extent organised in Self-Help Groups, through which at least some of them can access loans either for small entrepreneurship or simply for smaller emergency/consumption loans. An important background to this is the increased participation of women in the non-agricultural labour market. In this article we report from a 25 year panel study of 213 agrarian households in six villages in Karur and Tiruchirapalli districts.
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Working Paper
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unpublished
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local politics, micro-finance groups, India, sociologi, Tamil Nadu, sociology, women
pages
18 pages
project
Social Mobility and Agrarian Transformation - An Indian case
language
English
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yes
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2007-12-06 11:32:56
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  abstract     = {One of the most significant social changes over the past 25 years in Tamil Nadu is the entry of women into the local political bodies of Gram Panchayat and Panchayat Samithi through a 33 % reservation system. Simultaneously, women are now to a large extent organised in Self-Help Groups, through which at least some of them can access loans either for small entrepreneurship or simply for smaller emergency/consumption loans. An important background to this is the increased participation of women in the non-agricultural labour market. In this article we report from a 25 year panel study of 213 agrarian households in six villages in Karur and Tiruchirapalli districts.},
  author       = {Lindberg, Staffan and Athreya, Venkatesh B. and R., Vidyasagar and Djurfeldt, Göran and A., Rajagopal},
  keyword      = {local politics,micro-finance groups,India,sociologi,Tamil Nadu,sociology,women},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {18},
  title        = {Women and Social Change in Rural Tamil Nadu},
  year         = {2007},
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