CONTENTS:- 1. Gender dimension in economic reforms programmes: Implications for policy; 2. Gender related issues of urban informal labour market: A case study of kavali town; 3. Gender discrimination and poverty; 4. Women's participation in rural Non-Farm employment; 5. Factors influencing the participation of female in RNFE; 6. Women in farm and Non-farm employment; 7. Employment of women in the farm and farm sector in Goa; 8. Women enterprises in the Informal sector in Punjab; 9. Globalisation and empowerment of women; 10. Need for empowerment of tribal women; 11. Endowment, entitlement and empowerment: Concept and evidences from Tamil Nadu; 12. Information economy and empowerment of women; 13. Views and perceptions of DWCRA beneficiaries: A case study; 14. Empowerment of women through DWCRA programme in A.P.: A case study; 15. Empowerment of women: SWOT Analysis; 16. Welfare and empowerment of women in India: Some Reflections; 17. Conditions of scheduled caste women in social sector: A case study of Ujjain division of M.P.; 18. Strategies for empowerment of women in India: A review; 19. Problems of Girl child labour in India: Some issues; 20. Women empowerment: A theoretical perspective.
The advent of globalisation and economic development process have intensified the on going intellectual discussiononthe gender development interface. Integration of gender issues with economic reforms process is essential for women employment in the developing countries like India. Women in the development process particularly in the labour market is playing a dominant role in India. Empowerment of women is the slogan of the day. Gender dimension and poverty, decline in landman ratio, small and fragmented holding's highly inequitable land distribution, increasing application of labour saving techniques etc can not provide the ultimate solution to the problems of unemployment, underemployment prevailing in the farm sector. This book addresses the vital issues of women welfare ad women empowerment in the light of the globalisatoin, liberalization and privatization. This book is useful to the planners, administrators, policy makers and those who are concerned with the issues of women welfare and women empowerment apart from academicians. It is highly useful to the scholars and students of economics, applied economic, rural development, sociology and social work, political science and public administration and other social sciences.