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Analytical Study of Rural Women Entrepreneurship to Enhance Income – Reference to Tuticorin District

Amutha D
Assistant Professor of Economics, St. Mary’s College (Autonomous), Tuticorin, India
Abstract :

This study discusses the socio-economic background of the selected women entrepreneurs in Tuticorin District and examines the factors motivating women to become entrepreneur. The present study is to be based both on secondary as well as primary data. The study demonstrates that 36% of women completed only primary school and 34% women started their business at the age of 20-25. The study disclosed that 4% of the respondents are earning an income up to Rs.10000, 20% of the respondents are earning Rs.10000-15000 monthly, 10% of the respondents are earning Rs.15000-20000 monthly, and the others 66% of the respondents are earning above Rs.20000 respectively. The average monthly income of the women entrepreneurs’ family is Rs.19400. The study reveals the monthly income of the respondent’s before and after entering the enterprise. Before entering the enterprise 17.1% of the respondents had monthly family income of less than Rs.10000, whereas after entering the enterprise 10% of the respondents had monthly family income of less than Rs.10000. 30% of the respondents had monthly income between Rs.10000- 15000 before entering the enterprise, which decreased by 21.4% after entering the enterprise. 25.7 per cent, 20 per cent and 7.1 per cent of the respondents had monthly family income between Rs.15000-20000, Rs.20000-25000 and above Rs.25000 respectively before entering the enterprise. But after entering the enterprise it was 18.6, 12.8 and 37.1% respectively.

Keywords :
Rural Women Entrepreneur; Entrepreneurship; Income; Gini co-efficient; Garrett’s ranking techniques

Date Deposited : 04 May 2016 20:38

Last Modified : 16 May 2016 20:52

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Volume 3, Number 5, December 2014 , ISSN 2162-6359

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