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Women, Work and Agency: An Introduction

  • Zakir HusainEmail author
  • Mousumi Dutta
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Sociology book series (BRIEFSSOCY)

Abstract

This chapter sets the tone of the book by laying out its conceptual framework, the context of the study and the issue to be examined. It defines empowerment, examines different empirical approaches to measure empowerment—particularly Amartya Sen’s capability approach—and contrasts empowerment with agency. The methodology of the study and sample profile is also described.

Keywords

Empowerment Agency Capability 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Humanities and Social SciencesIndian Institute of Technology KharagpurKharagpurIndia
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsPresidency UniversityKolkataIndia

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