A Study on the Need of Women Education for Socio-Economic Development of Rural Assam

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TITLE: A Study on the Need of Women Education for Socio-Economic Development of Rural Assam Birinchi Choudhury**

Without the development the rural areas of Assam, we can never materialize our goal for being developed state by 2010 as declared by the present state govt. For the development of the rural Assam, including male, women education is a must. But women are neglected year after year. The attitude towards women hasn t changed yet. The literary rate shows this fact. According to the census, 2001, the literary rate in Assam is 64.28 percent where 71.93 percent for males and 56.03 percent for female. In 2000, the infant mortality rate is 66 per thousand for males and 83 per thousand for females. What does it mean? Presently, nearly 2.13 lakhs children of age group 6-14 years have not seen the varanda of primary school. In 2003, 2.39 lakhs of children have left the primary schools without completing the course. Of course it reduced to 44,222 in 2005(September). It is seen that all the children are living below the poverty line and their parents are illiterate. Therefore, including male, women should be educated for complete eradication of illiteracy and for being developed socially, economically, culturally and politically.

* Lecturers of B.B.K. College, Nagaon, Barpeta

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1 A Study On The Need Of Women Education For Socio-Economic Development Of Rural Assam

Birinchi Choudhury**

Executive summary Objective of the study: The objectives of the study are 1.To investigate whether any relation between the women education and socioeconomic development of rural Assam 2. To investigate whether any relation between the women education and influence of her in her family. 3. To investigate whether any relation between the women education and standard of living of the family. Research methodology: Sampling method: Random sampling method. The population: Element: Wives and husbands Unit: Village Time: December. 2005 and January 2006. 100 numbers of wives and 100 numbers of Husbands

Sample size: Limitation of the study:

As the number of the sample is very small, therefore the findings may or may not be representation of the actual social position. Major findings: The findings of the study are 1.the socio economic development of the rural Assam mostly dependent on women education. 2. The educated women also try to motivate their children, irrespective of girls and boys, family members, society to be educated, self sufficient and conscious. 3. The education of the children, the standard of living of the family is mostly dependent on whether the woman of the family is educated or not. 4. Besides, her involvement in the society, e.g. socially, culturally, economically is also dependent on her education. Our study also shows that the family in which the woman is uneducated has higher number of children and her family s standard of living is also low. Even an uneducated wife doesn t know whether there is any need of education for her girls child. Therefore, mass women education is a must. Introduction:

2 Without the development the rural areas of Assam, we can never materialize our goal for being developed state by 2010 as declared by the present state govt. For the development of the rural Assam, including male, women education is a must. But women are neglected year after year. The attitude towards women hasn t changed yet. The literary rate shows this fact. According to the census, 2001, the literary rate in Assam is 64.28 percent where 71.93 percent for males and 56.03 percent for female. In 2000, the infant mortality rate is 66 per thousand for males and 83 per thousand for females. What does it mean? Presently, nearly 2.13 lakhs children of age group 6-14 years have not seen the varanda of primary school. In 2003, 2.39 lakhs of children have left the primary schools without completing the course. Of course it reduced to 44,222 in 2005(September). It is seen that all the children are living...
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