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Gender differences in the rural families regarding the decision making, access and control over assets – a review

Author Affiliations

  • 1Dept. of RMCS, College of Home Science, Saifabad, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  • 2Dept. of RMCS, College of Home Science, Saifabad, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Res. J. Family, Community and Consumer Sci., Volume 5, Issue (7), Pages 1-6, September,27 (2017)

Abstract

Gender differences in decision-making, and asset ownership, control and access is a common phenomenon in developing countries like India. These differences are influenced by different factors like ethnicity, culture and geographical location and ancestral values. In rural families, these differences are mostly seen. Though women participated in different activities at the household and occupational level equally to men, their decisions are not taken into consideration. The assets also are majorly owned by men. Therefore, measures can be taken up to encourage and empower women so that they will be given an equal chance in decision making practices in household and occupational activities. Asset ownership, increasing access and access towards them will also help the women in getting empowered and this can finally lead to gender equality.

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