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Debnarayan Sarker and Sanjukta Chakrabarti

Indicators and Impact of Empowerment: Evidence from Flower Trading Women in West Bengal


This study is an attempt to examine the empowerment of women employed
in the flower crop trade in West Bengal, India, where a considerable
number of them can be found in the workforce. Women are still seen as the
traditionally ‘weaker’ sex in India. The major findings of this study are
that women working as housewives are considered less empowered than
those acting as marketing agents in the domestic flower trading market,
and those marketing agents who earn a higher level of income. This study

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