International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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ISSN: 2319-7064


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Research Paper | Statistics | India | Volume 5 Issue 12, December 2016


Significance of Religion in Occupation Pattern and Financial Decision-Making of Working Women - A Statistical Perspecption

Dilip M. Patil [2]


Abstract: Issues concerning womens autonomy have become the primary concern of policy makers and researchers interested in womens status and wellbeing. Womens autonomy over Financial participation in decision making process and their autonomy are equally important components of women empowerment along with access to resources. The literature and empirical evidences show that, empowerment of women and autonomy is influenced by their religious practices and social custom. The present study has tried to analyze the decision making (self & Jointly) w. r. t. Financial Decision Making and influence of religion on this decision making. The study included information from 348 selected working women from westerns part of Mumbai suburb. The study finds that, Religion of the working women has no significant relation with the occupation, however it is a deciding factor for the Prime reason to work for them. It is also found that, proportion of women taking self-decision is maximum w. r. t. Purchase personal things and spending husband income. The ANOVA technique shows that even though the women are taking self-decision there remains intangible influence of her husband and the religion. Hence, it can be concluded that, economic empowerment makes the women more concerned about their participation in decision making irrespective of the religion they follow.


Keywords: Financial decision-making, Religion, Womens autonomy, self-decision, Joint- decision


Edition: Volume 5 Issue 12, December 2016,


Pages: 1234 - 1238


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