Impact of Social Categories on Economic Empowerment of SHGS


  • Prasanta Sahoo, Dr. Ranjan Kumar Sahoo


            Women's status is linked to their socioeconomic status, which is determined by their involvement in financial growth such as credit appraisal, engagement in financial decision-making, and so on. Women's empowerment is a topic of controversy and discussion all around the world today. This research work focuses on the impact of social categories on the economic empowerment of SHG members of the Western region of Odisha. Three different factors are taken for measuring the economic empowerment of women’s SHGs. The results of the study show that the caste system is one of the psychological barriers to economic empowerment.