The study identifies factors that account for high levels of deprivation which includes limited freedom to remarry, insecure property rights, living arrangement of elderly, social stigma, restricted employment opportunities, and lack of social support. The study extensively deals with social work intervention aspects in helping the widows and discusses social, economic, and policy implications of the problems of widows.
I am grateful to the University Grant Commission, Government of India, New Delhi, for providing fellowship and financial assistance under the Faculty Development Programme for the present study. I am immensely grateful to Dr Varghese Devasia, Director, Center for Social Sciences and Legal Research, Nagpur, for his never-ending encouragement and valuable guidance throughout the study. I sincerely thank all those who assisted me in libraries of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Devonar, Mumbai, and SNDT University, Mumbai, India.
Niswade, J. (2015), "Social Neglect and Oppression of Widows in Rural India: Need for Social, Economic and Policy Implications", Enabling Gender Equality: Future Generations of the Global World (Research in Political Sociology, Vol. 23), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 113-131. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0895-993520150000023008Download as .RIS
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