What is it about?
The current study investigates the prevalence of economic violence among women of the socioeconomically backward Muslim minority community by taking a sample of 387 women from rural areas of North India within a framework of domestic violence. It is shown that economic violence against Muslim women perpetrated by their husbands exists in India. Economic violence adversely affects Muslim women’s access to health services, educational attainment, social mobility, and employment opportunities. Our findings indicate that among the components of economic violence experienced by women, the tendency of employment sabotage is higher compared to economic control and economic exploitation. Clearly, there is a need for a special focus on improving minority community women’s access to developmental opportunities.
Why is it important?
Based on our findings, it may be argued that more skill development centers should be established in minority concentrated backward areas. Besides, the NGOs should come forward for ensuring the effective implementation of schemes meant for the skill development of Muslim women. These policy recommendations can be implemented in other developing countries as well for combating economic violence against women of socioeconomically backward minority communities.
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This page is a summary of: Economic violence among women of economically backward Muslim minority community: the case of rural North India, Future Business Journal, August 2021, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1186/s43093-021-00074-9.
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