A Retroactive Study of Socio-Economic Status of Women in India

Women Empowerment in India, Punthi Pustak, Kolkata, 2019

8 Pages Posted: 24 Jul 2020

Date Written: August 1, 2019


There are two main pillars of human life-man and woman. Both share equal responsibility in the making of society and hence both are supplement to each other. From the very beginning, the women in various societies of the world are exploited in many ways except ancient indian societies. The status of women improved a little bit during the Buddhist period. During the post-vedic period, women started losing the status in society. The Medieval period also proved to same way that Indian women are highly disappointed. After the fall of Mugal empire, the quality of life of women more or less the same, some substantial progress was achieved in eliminating inequalities between men and women. After attaining independence, the Government of India planned to provide women equal status as men by means of developmental programmes. But, despite much efforts Indian women are still ill treated and occupy a low status as compared to males. However, This paper also attempts to analyze the changing socio-economic status of women in India and is based on purely secondary data. The analysis shows that although women in India have made a considerable progress in every sphere of life, they still have to struggle against deep-rooted patriarchal mentality of society. The Indian constitution grants women equal rights as that of men but they were never been effective to bring a remarkable change in the status of modern women.

Keywords: Gender-discrimination, Society, Socio-Economic status, Women, Equality.

JEL Classification: Z13

Suggested Citation

CHANDI, SWARUP, A Retroactive Study of Socio-Economic Status of Women in India (August 1, 2019). Women Empowerment in India, Punthi Pustak, Kolkata, 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3640260

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