A Study on Socio-Economic Conditions of Widows and their livelihood Status in Puducherry

  • Annamalai Jegan Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Kanchi Mamunivar Government Institute for Post graduate Studies and Research (A), Puducherry, India
Keywords: Widow's socio-economic conditions, livelihood, widow's pension, Free rice, Remarriage Fund

Abstract

In this paper, the main aim is to understand the socio-economic conditions of the widows and their livelihood in the Puducherry region in the Union Territory of Puducherry. The study has also been focusing on the widow’s socio-cultural deprivation, social security, and social participation in the system. Data for the present study has been collected from 200 widows in both rural and urban of Puducherry area and hundreds of samples from each. The study reveals that there is no huge difference between the rural widows and urban widows are facing socio-economic problems, and widows are not much facing socio-cultural deprivation due to changing the attitude of modern society. The study also finds out that major determinants of livelihood of widows such as the
monthly widow’s pension and free rice providing by the state.

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2020-06-01
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Jegan, A. (2020). A Study on Socio-Economic Conditions of Widows and their livelihood Status in Puducherry. Shanlax International Journal of Economics, 8(3), 97-109. https://doi.org/10.34293/economics.v8i3.2997
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