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Constructing Social Capital: Self-help Groups and Rural Womens Development in India

Lahiri-Dutt, Kuntala; Samanta, Gopa


The success of the group approach in rural micro-finance among women has inspired the tendency to look at all networking as essentially good and desirable in rural community development, without acknowledging the entrenched caste, class, ethnic and religious hierarchies that lead to diversities among women. Government schemes designed for poverty alleviation among rural women tend to be influenced by concepts and models that have been successful elsewhere, but do not take into account the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Geographical Research
DOI: 10.1111/j.1745-5871.2006.00390.x


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