We Are Poor but So Many

We Are Poor but So Many : The Story of Self-Employed Women in India

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This book is a first-hand account of the vision, rise, and success of SEWA, the Self-Employed Women's Association, a trade union of self-employed women in India. It takes the reader into an up-close look at these women's daily lives, at the forces that overpower them, the conditions that perpetuate their poverty, the battles they fight, the attitudes they face and the working and living conditions of both rural and urban working women. It highlights the role that trade cooperatives play in economic development and shows the impact of the larger economy on the lives of the women.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 248 pages
  • 162.6 x 236.2 x 25.4mm | 476.28g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • Numerous halftones, 1 map
  • 0195169840
  • 9780195169843
  • 1,782,899

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...a poignant but a powerful first-person account of the Self-Employed Womens Association (SEWA)it brings out the multifaceted nature of the problem: being poor, a woman and self-employed. * The Hindu * ...an indispensable document for all policy-makers who have anything to do with India in particular and developing countries in general... * Economic and Political Weekly *
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