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From Roots to Routes: Impact of Microfinance on Women Empowerment across Diasporic groups  
【開催日時】
 2019年12月12日(木), 10:00 - 11:30
 

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*Notice: Date and time has been changed.
 2019年12月11日(水), 14:45 - 16:15 
2019年12月12日(木), 10:00 - 11:30

【Event Number】

20190127

This event is for point.
[Requirements]
・Students are required to be present at the classroom.

【Brief Overview】
This lecture will be given by
Arijita Dutta, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Calcutta
Sharmistha Banerjee, Professor, Department of Business Management, University of Calcutta
Sudeshna Basu Mukherjee, Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Calcutta

In an economy characterized by poverty and lack of employment, juxtaposed with strict gender norms, access to microfinance through Self-Help Groups (SHG) can ensure some income generating activities among the women, thus paving the path towards economic and social empowerment among the members. On one hand, these microfinance programs can cater to the much-needed finance for the women, who often remains out of the microcosm of institutional financial system due to persistent lack of physical or intellectual collateral. On the other hand, it can imbibe social and economic empowerment through information and awareness exchange on the SHG forum. There is no dearth of literature on the potential improvement in women’s empowerment through this popular intervention of microfinance. Most of the studies, however, find only partial empowerment through economic decision-making, leaving the gender-specific social empowerment, within and outside household, almost unchanged. The present paper attempts to contribute in that literature, first by differentiating between economic, social and political empowerment among a group of women respondents from four eastern states of India. Secondly, the existing literature mentions, but does not bring in the importance of existing social culture that might result in differential impact of the intervention. Culture being defined as the way of life, can have both restrictive and emancipative effects on women empowerment. As spatial relations are the condition and the symbol of human relations (Simmel 1950), staying in a new location outside one’s native place often instills the sense of integrity with the people belonging to the destination, thus changing their own culture and traditions slowly, but steadily. Additionally, narratives of contacts with distant people and places are curated and reworked over time in order to sustain a link with a 'remembered homeland' . Diasporic culture is thus the product of a constantly configuring process of adaptation, intermingling and evolving traces of cultural traditions. Therefore, the impact of an essential economic intervention might have a differential aspect among those originally belonging to a society and those who belong to the Diasporic third state, which allows for both identification outside and permanent living inside, the national time-space. This paper, using difference-in-difference methodology, finds significantly distinct impact of microfinance loans to women on economic, social and political empowerment between different Diasporic culture.

【Eligible Person】
 All GSM student / Faculty member

【Venue】
 Case Study Seminar Room
 3rd floor, Research bldg No.2

【Leading Person】
Professor Gautam Ray

【Admission fee】

 Free

【Registration】
 Registration is not required but it would be appreciated if you send a email in advance.

【Contact】
 経営管理大学院掛 担当 高安
 E-mail: takayasu.mayumi.8a*kyoto-u.ac.jp(Please change *to@.)

 
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