Jointly supported by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) / TINDAS
|Date & Time||Sunday, July 25, 2021, 10:30am - 12:00pm|
|Place||Online Seminar by Zoom
|Intended Audience||Faculty, Graduate Students, and People with Equivalent Knowledge|
|Remarks||Please complete the registration before September 1. Meeting URL will be informed later.
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- An Empirical Analysis on Women's Self-Help Group Activities and National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in Rural India
- Nozomi SATO (Department of Economics, Aichi Gakuin University)
- In rural Andhra Pradesh, women’s Self-Help Group (SHG) activities have been extensively promoted since 2000 and National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA), which was passed by the Parliament of India in 2005, has been implemented since 2008. This study examined whether participation in SHG activities enhanced participants’ capability of receiving benefits from NREGA, by mainly obtaining employment opportunities under public works programs. The empirical analysis shows that the number of women who benefited from NREGA increased as time elapsed. The estimation results revealed that, during the early stages of the implementation of NREGA, the proportion of women who benefited from NREGA increased faster among SHG participants compared to non-participants.