Education and Socio-Economic Development of Tribal Women: A Study

  • Rupla Naik Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Economics, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Ananthapuramu, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • K Dasaratharamaiah Professor, Department of Economics, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Ananthapuramu, Andhra Pradesh, India
Keywords: Scheduled Tribe, Empowerment, Education, Employment, Literacy, Economic Development

Abstract

Education is one of the essential means of empowering women with the knowledge, skills and self-confidence, which is necessary to participate fully in the extension process. It begins to higher productivity, efficiency and better socio-economic development of the individual as well as society Education is a mean to secure empowerment among the marginalized tribal women Education of women is conceived as one of the most powerful weapons in the development of a nation. Economic Empowerment of Tribal women through education will contribute a lot to national development. Educational development is a far distant dream for Tribal women. The educational state of Tribal women is very low related to their male counterparts. Development of Literacy among tribal women is a challenging issue in the present scenario. Without education of tribal women, meaningful, inclusive growth of the country is not possible. Education and economic empowerment of tribal women can be measured through the power they have over financial resources to earn income and their per capita income, access to education, access and availability of professional opportunities and participation in economic decision making and their access to political opportunities. Finally, the paper concludes by arguing for and educational policy to adequately respond to essential education in Andhra Pradesh for tribal women community.

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2019-08-31
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Naik, R., & Dasaratharamaiah, K. (2019). Education and Socio-Economic Development of Tribal Women: A Study. Shanlax International Journal of Economics, 7(4), 9-19. https://doi.org/10.34293/economics.v7i4.608
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