From Despondency to Ambitions: Women's Changing Perceptions of Self-Employment: Cases from India and Other Developing Countries, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

From Despondency to Ambitions: Women's Changing Perceptions of Self-Employment

Cases from India and Other Developing Countries, 1st Edition

By Uschi Kraus-Harper


144 pages

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First published in 1998, this volume takes an international approach to women’s evolving perspectives on self-employment, with a particular focus on women in India. Author Uschi Kraus-Harper draws on ten years of research and interviews, visits and observations, gathering women’s stories from around the world. This book deeply explores women’s situations, empowerment, changing perceptions of enterprise, the effects of poverty and gender and what success really means. It is about poor women and their relation to self-employment. It is also about why change has come to some women and not to others.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. Handicapped by Poverty and Gender: The Non-Enterprising Women. 3. "In times of need women get busy": The Enterprising Women. 4. Changing Perceptions of Enterprise. 5. "Now that our eyes are opening".

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