Empowerment of women in different social and cultural settings 
Anja Becker (University of Cologne)
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Tuesday 6 August, 9:00-10:00 (UTC+0)

Short Abstract:

In some cultures women have no right to take decision. Most of the major decisions are taken by the husband or elders in the family. But due to industrialization, education and development, there is change in the family system.

Long Abstract

Women's role and situation had central place in the family structure. If any change takes place in the role situation of working women it influences their marital as well as family life. This change takes place at micro level of the family.

The old family system has undergone a major change due to increases in women's paid employment. The role of employed women has greatly differed from the role and situation of those who live in the confinement of household. The adjustment of family and marital life problem resulting from employment of women indicates towards a social change. The result of employment can be seen in all fields. The adjustment problems resulting from women's employment or engagement in any work can be seen in two aspect, first level of adjustment at the working place, second family and marital adjustment. Women face problem at the working place, Women also feel fatigue and monotony after coming back form the work place, more over after coming back they have to look after the household work and their children. This situation sometimes creates maladjustment among the women.

Economic pressure is the main factor for women's employment. Women also opt to work in order to face future crisis or economic disaster. Lower class women work in order to fulfill the need of the family whereas middle class women work in order to raise the standard of living. Working women may be satisfied with working condition and their marital and family life. But they may remain dissatisfied about taking care of their children.

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