Low economic, social and educational factors hinder the education of women and those belonging to the lower strata of society. Literacy and educational attainment are powerful indicators of social and economic development among the backward groups especially in a country like India. Higher level of literacy and education lead to greater awareness and also contribute in the improvement of economic condition. It acts as a catalyst in social upliftment of women as well as the weaker section of the society.
The objective of this study is to examine the factors affecting women’s education and those belonging to the lower strata of society. Both qualitative and quantitative study was conducted. The survey method consisted of the use of structured and unstructured questionnaires. The study population comprises of women who are of 21 years and above and belonging to the lowest economic and deprived social status of society that is scheduled caste, scheduled tribe and other backward caste groups from various educational qualification as well as occupational groups.
The study adopted the stratified random sampling technique in which each of the target population chosen for this study was picked and observed. A total number of 400 respondents comprised in the study and the findings of this study revealed that all the major indicators in this study are not separate entities but all these are interrelated and affect women’s experience.
The present study further reveals that women who belong to families of low socio – economic background, low parental education and those families who assert a negative attitude towards women’s education, perform lower than their own peers who belong to higher socio – economic background. The reason been socio – economic deprivation have strengthened the bonds of their subordination and discrimination, restricting them from enjoyment of their economic and social rights.
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U.N. Neena Rani. An Empirical Analysis of the Socio-Economic Constraints and the success attained by Women through Education: A case study in Bengaluru. Int. J. Rev. and Res. Social Sci. 4(3): July-Sept., 2016; Page 129-152.. doi: 10.5958/2454-2687.2016.00005.8