The Role of Microfinance in Women's Empowerment: A Comparative Study of Rural & Urban Groups in India

Raji Ajwani-Ramchandani
Program Manager, BAIF Development Research Foundation, Pune, India

Product Details
17 Oct 2017
Emerald Publishing Limited
336 pages - 152 x 229mm
While the important topic of women’s empowerment through microfinance has been the subject of academic and practitioner interest, Ramchandani examines these issues from brand-new perspectives. This new work focuses on the Self-Help Group (SHG) model, an under-studied aspect of microfinance practice, and looks at both rural communicates and urban slums. Ramchandani presents recent empirical work from India including first-hand field-level case studies, where microfinance plays a key development role in reducing poverty, addressing women’s empowerment, and fostering rural economic growth.
Chapter 1. Introduction 
Chapter 2. Literature review 
Chapter 3. Conceptualising empowerment: A theoretical model  
Chapter 4. Nationalisation to demonetisation: An overview of the Indian banking sector 
Chapter 5. Microfinance in India- The self- Help Group Federation and joint liability models  
Chapter 6. Data and methods 
Chapter 7. An overview of the MFI Organisations: Annapurna Pariwar (AP) and GMSS 
Chapter 8. Observations and Discussion- rural area 
Chapter 9. Observations and Discussion- urban area 
Chapter 10. Vetale village: Then and now (2013-2016) 
Chapter 11. Concluding remarks

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