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Regression model for the improvement of economic status of self help groups

International Journal of Management Prudence

Volume 1 Issue 1

Published: 2010
Author(s) Name: Dr. J. Murugesan, Mr. K. Ganesamurthy, Dr. R. Ganapathi
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In olden days Indian women were mainly rendering services to the family members particularly to the husband and children. So women were not allowed to go outside for earning income. In most areas they were not allowed even to go for higher education. India being a country, with 70% of its population belonging to rural sector, depends on agriculture and allied activities. It faces many problems to generate income to the rural mass. Due to climate, rainfall failure and some other reasons the farmers do not generate adequate income to meet their family needs and suffer a lot most of the time except during harvest. The villages strive hard to run their family and to satisfy their children’s requirements. Due to this reason the women started to generate income. At present women contribute much for the development of all sectors of the country. Employment gives economic status to women. Economic status increases social status and thereby empowerment. By keeping this view all the governments try to improve the status of women in all possible ways. SHGs are considered as the main channel for generating income to the women in all areas particularly in rural and semi-urban areas. The growth of Self-Help Groups (SHGs) is evidence of the fact that women are coming out of their shells, shunning their secondary citizen status and are using their potentialities and talents for individual and societal benefits. Earlier SHGs were formed by the less educated womenfolk, but today even educated women are coming forward to form SHGs because of its various obvious benefits. In this context though the SHGs are improving the socio-economic status of women, a specific study is needed for every region because of its unique economic and cultural environment. Therefore, the present study has been carried out with 240 members of SHGs operating in Coimbatore District. Key words: Regression, self help group, economic status

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