Women Empowerment Through Micro-Credit — A Special Reference to Jaffna District

Rathiranee, Y & Semasinghe, D. M (2013). Women Empowerment Through Micro-credit:A Special Reference to Jaffna District. Journal of US-China Public Administration, 3 (10), 338-344.

7 Pages Posted: 3 Feb 2014

Date Written: March 2013

Abstract

The prime objective of this study is to identify the association between micro-credit and women empowerment by giving opportunity for self-employment and the impact of micro-credit on women empowerment as well. This study focuses on women empowerment through micro-credit under post-war development in Jaffna District selecting five rural areas which are Chankanai, Sandilipay, Vaddukoddai, Uduvil, and Kondavil in Jaffna District. The information has been gathered by primary data from the rural women in the above selected areas and 66 responded out of 77. From the results, it is concluded that the micro-credit has significant relationship and positively correlated (0.752) with empowerment at 0.01 significant levels and its impact is crucial as well. It is suggested that the micro-credit facilities are essential in empowering women and developing the women entrepreneurs under post-war development

Keywords: micro-credit, post-war development, women empowerment

JEL Classification: M41

Suggested Citation

Yogendrarajah, Rathiranee and Semasinghe, Dissanayake, Women Empowerment Through Micro-Credit — A Special Reference to Jaffna District (March 2013). Rathiranee, Y & Semasinghe, D. M (2013). Women Empowerment Through Micro-credit:A Special Reference to Jaffna District. Journal of US-China Public Administration, 3 (10), 338-344., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2389337

Rathiranee Yogendrarajah (Contact Author)

University of Jaffna ( email )

Sri Lanka
Jaffna, North 40000
Sri Lanka
0212223610 (Phone)

Dissanayake Semasinghe

University of Kelaniya ( email )

Kelaniya
Sri Lanka
Kelaniya, Western 11600
Sri Lanka

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