Impact of Self Help Groups on the Food Security and Non-Food Consumption of Weaker Sections of the Society

21 Pages Posted: 26 Aug 2012

Date Written: August 25, 2012

Abstract

Microfinance across the globe is being practiced as a tool to mitigate poverty and chiefly as an empowerment tool to uplift the downtrodden. The paper has uniquely established that Self Help Groups in India have been significantly successful in achieving the objective of economic development of the weaker sections of the society in India. The paper has founded using the statistical technique and adequate sample size that SHGs have significant impacts on the per family food expenses and non-food expenses as well and hence play a significant role in improving the incomes of the weaker sections of the society which constitute sizable population of the poor and thereby ensure food security besides improving their standard of living.

Keywords: economic development, institutions and growth, microfinance, banking, poverty, cross-sectional analysis, consumption, saving

JEL Classification: G21, C21, C31, E21, I38, O43, O47, N35

Suggested Citation

P.M., Vighneswara Swamy and Tulasimala, B., Impact of Self Help Groups on the Food Security and Non-Food Consumption of Weaker Sections of the Society (August 25, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2136125 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2136125

Vighneswara Swamy P.M. (Contact Author)

IBS-Hyderabad ( email )

62, Nagarjuna Hill
Panjagutta
Hyderabad, TX AP 501504
India

B. Tulasimala

University of Mysore ( email )

Manasagangothri
Mysore
India

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