Role Of Kudumbashree In The Economic Upliftment Of Women
The upliftment of women should be ensured these days as they play a significant role in the development of any country; and when men and women work in equal terms it contributes for real development. Lot of initiatives has been undertaken to enhance the living standard of rural women and as far as Kerala state is concerned the most remarkable initiative in this aspect is Kudumbashree. The main objective of this paper is to understand the role of Kudumbashree in the economic upliftment of women the factors for it being education, work, financial ability, collective action, social relationships and unpaid care and work burden. Multiple regression analysis was used to test the hypothesis and the coefficient value indicates positive correlation between dependent and independent variables. As it is known from the study that employment (work), financial ability, collective action, social relationships, etc. contribute to women empowerment; domestic work burden should be reduced and education opportunities should be improved to achieve a better result in this. The results of the study highlight the importance of Kudumbashree on the economic upliftment of women.