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Title:
IMPACT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP ON WOMEN EMPOWERMENT: A STUDY OF SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES IN RAJSHAHI CITY

Authors:
Sharmin Sultana

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Sharmin Sultana
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Public Administration, University of Rajshahi , Rajshahi-6205

MLA 8
Sultana, Sharmin. "IMPACT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP ON WOMEN EMPOWERMENT: A STUDY OF SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES IN RAJSHAHI CITY." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 5, May 2018, pp. 1850-1872, ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=127. Accessed 2018.
APA
Sultana, S. (2018, May). IMPACT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP ON WOMEN EMPOWERMENT: A STUDY OF SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES IN RAJSHAHI CITY. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(5), 1850-1872. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=127
Chicago
Sultana, Sharmin. "IMPACT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP ON WOMEN EMPOWERMENT: A STUDY OF SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES IN RAJSHAHI CITY." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 5 (May 2018), 1850-1872. Accessed , 2018. ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=127.

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Abstract:
The study Impact of Entrepreneurship on Women Empowerment: A Study of Small and Medium Enterprises in Rajshahi City was conducted in the Rajshahi Metropolitan area. The prime goal of this research work was to find out the impact of small and medium entrepreneurship on empowering the women in the study area. It is a field based study and the researcher wanted to find out empowerment level of the respondents by measuring women's income, women's participation in the decision making process, access to family wealth, women's mobility, ability to do things as they wish and the ability to set their own agenda. The study endeavored to find out the impact of women entrepreneurship on their empowerment by comparing the level of empowerment of the respondents before becoming an entrepreneur and after. The method used in order to achieve objectives of the study was both quantitative and qualitative in nature. The primary data were collected from the respondents with the help of in-depth interview by using a semi-structured questionnaire. The researcher herself interviewed all the respondents. The impact of women entrepreneurship on the empowerment level of the respondents was revealed through comparing the situations of the respondents before engaging in an SME activity and after. The study result reveals that SME activities appeared as a positive factor for empowering the respondents. Data show that in most of the cases the after situation is better than the before situation. After starting SME activity every woman got the power to earn some money. Their percentage of taking part in decision making process is increased. The study results also reveal that the respondents' access in family wealth, their mobility, their ability to do things as they wish and their ability to set their own agenda are also increased.