Self Help Groups: An Effective Approach towards Women Empowerment

  • Harish Tigari Assistant Professor and Co-ordinator, Davan PG Studies, Davangere, Karnataka, India
  • R Aishwarya PG Student, Davan PG Studies, Davangere, Karnataka, India
Keywords: Women Empowerment, Self-employment, Capital investment, Women Entrepreneurs


In recent years, SHGs have become significant contributors to the generation of self –employment and source of livelihood. The Self-Help Group (SHG) is moving in the right direction in empowering women economically and socially and eradicating poverty in rural and urban areas. Self-employment is necessary to eradicate the regional economic imbalance. Women’s participation is necessary for the betterment of the economy. SHGs are one of the ways to increase the participation of women in economic activities. So, it empowers and creates women entrepreneurs. The study aims to provide empirical evidence of the contribution of SHGs to self-employment. For this purpose, the primary data were collected from the 30 members of SHGs by simple random sampling, and the data is collected through a structured questionnaire, Likert scale technique was used to measure the qualitative data. The estimated results show the self-employment opportunities created by SHGs.


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Tigari, H., & Aishwarya, R. (2020). Self Help Groups: An Effective Approach towards Women Empowerment. Shanlax International Journal of Economics, 8(3), 47-55.