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Empowerment: A Myth for Informal Workers - A Study of Female Domestic Workers of South 24 Parganas, West Bengal

This paper considers a few indicators and uses the principal component analysis to explain the unknown indicators in assessing empowerment of 334 female domestic workers in South 24 Parganas district in West Bengal. Household autonomy, social interaction, economic decision, activity domain and protest against domestic violence are the principal components that have a positive and significant effect on empowerment. Fair wages and access to financial support and reasonable health facilities can be a great key to improving the physical and mental well-being of domestic workers.
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