Economy
Women households have higher income in India and Ghana

According the three-nation study project "Poverty eradication in Afro-Asian countries", women households engaged in micro enterprise activities were found to have higher income in India and Ghana due to certain favourable policy directions

Kochi (Kerala): A recent British Council sponsored study has found that women houses holds engaged in micro enterprise activities in India and Ghana have higher income compared to their male counterparts, reports PTI.

Certain favourable policy directions from their respective government agencies have helped the women entrepreneurs to earn more, said the three-nation study project "Poverty eradication in Afro-Asian countries".

"Women households engaged in micro enterprise activities were found to have higher income in India and Ghana on account of certain favourable policy directions from government agencies like RBI and organised institutions like SEWA and Kudumbasree," Prof T Arun, Director, Institute of Global Finance and Development, Lancashire Business school and Dr Radha Thevannor, SCMS Group Director, said.

Risk coping mechanism among women was higher in India compared to Ghana and Tanzania, they said.

Sponsored by the British Council and undertaken by the SCMS in collaboration with institutions in Britain, Tanzania and Ghana, the three-year study also found that key issues in microfinance relate to well-being of households whether it is male or female dominated.

It was also found that well-being of women entrepreneurs over the period has increased and well-being of women entrepreneurs was higher in India followed by Ghana and Tanzania, it said.

The study was conducted in India, Ghana and Tanzania where 500 people were selected from each countries and 320 were provided two weeks training.
 

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