Women Empowerment and Occupation Linkage: A Case Study of Nagaon District
The authors conducted the study in the urban areas of Nagaon district of Assam with the objectives of estimating the empowerment level of women belonging to 18-60 year age group and examining the link between empowerment level and occupational status of the sample women. Fuzzy set technique is used to analyze the data. The results of the study show a low average empowerment level of urban women of the district. The percentage contribution of the attribute ‘decision making within family’ to the average empowerment level of women is found to be the lowest while it is highest for the attribute ‘ freedom of movement’. The results also show that there is a positive relationship between the occupational status (income-based) of women and their empowerment level.