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Research Paper | Geography | India | Volume 9 Issue 5, May 2020
Socio-Economic Status of Women in North-East India: A Geographical Analysis
Dr. Kiran Kumari  | Modang Reena
Abstract: NE India is situated geographically in a vulnerable zone. Almost 98 % of north east borders are internationally connected to Bangladesh, Bhutan, China and Myanmar. The problems of the people of north east have been aggravated more by the upsurge of ethnic violence which has been occurring for decades. Such sustained violence led to lack of opportunities for people to flourish in their entrepreneurial skills. The paper examines, in spite of diverse physical and socio –cultural set up of the region and varying degree of socio economic diversity, prevalence of tradition and social prejudices of women the whole scenario of demographic and socio –economic characteristics of women in the region is quite better in comparison to all India average. In this study an attempt has been made to examine the status of women in North Eastern Region with all India average in terms of some selective indicators. This paper will examine the status and role of women in the changing society from a socio economic perspective from traditional society and their changes if any in the present situation. This paper examines the status and role of women in North East India and the trends and direction of transformation, their contribution in economy and participation in political arena. This study is based on secondary data. The data consists of articles from journals, magazines, national reports on status of women. The data were properly structured and analysed.
Keywords: North-East India, Socio-Economic, Geographical, women
Edition: Volume 9 Issue 5, May 2020,
Pages: 790 - 792
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