G.Pushpalatha 1
1 Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Social Work, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Article Id - IJSSRD_05_02_005, Pages : 58-68, Date of Publication : 15, November 2023

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Women in a tribal society play a vital role in their social, cultural, economic and religious ways of life and are considered as an economic asset in their society. But they are still lagging far behind in the different walks of life like education, employment, good health and economic empowerment etc. Though they are industrious, they have limited control over resources and economic activities. Therefore, the tribal women being economically poor and socially backward live at a low level of scale of the quality life. In this context there is a need for economic empowerment of tribal women in order to overcome inequality, discrimination and exploitation and to achieve their all round development in the society. Hence, the amin objective of this paper is to study the empowerment of tribal women with reference to their social and economical aspects. For this purpose 287 working women of tribal community living in selective three agency mandals of Visakhapatnam district were selected and data were collected. The data was processed by regression method, where empowerment of tribal women taken as dependent variable and the social and economical aspects of tribal women considered as independent variables. Hence, the results revealed that out of the total independent variables age and health status of the tribal women indicate significant at 5 percent level and education, vocational training, occupation, amenities in the house, economic status and individual property of tribal women indicate significant at 1 percent level. This infers that the empowerment of tribal women is determined by their age, health status, education, vocational training, occupation, amenities in the house, economic status and individual property. But family size indicate negative significance of women empowerment.


Empowerment, Social Aspects, Economic Aspects, Tribal Women

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G.Pushpalatha, Empowerment of Tribal Women with Reference to Social and Economical Perspectives in Visakhapatnam District, International Journal of Social Sciences Research and Development (IJSSRD), 5(2), 2023, pp. 58-68.


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