Literature Review On Women Empowerment

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Reviewing the literature review reveals that women empowerment is an important topic that interests many of authors, sociologists and feminists and it is always connected to development. Referring to the well-known United Nations quote from 1980 which is still relevant: “Women constitute half the world 's population, perform nearly two-thirds of its work hours, receive one-tenth of the world 's income, and own less than one-hundredth of the world 's property” which is an economic indicator of women status and should be an indicator for the solution of the economic development. This half of the population need to be empowered in order to make change in the economic development. It is desirable to review the relevant literature while handling a research problem as it provides a background to aid the researcher in designing and analyzing research work. This section presents a review of available literature relevant to the proposed study, the below studies are very close to the subject matter of this research; combining women empowerment and economic growth and development: According to Kapur )2001) "Women 's empowerment could be considered as a process in which women gain greater share of control over resource material, human and intellectual, like knowledge, ideas and financial resources like money and control over decision making at home, in society and in the nation and to gain power. Bhashanjaly (2002) talks about the need to empower women. She adds that most of the

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