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Nithin

  1. 1. Kudumbashree: A holistic intervention for enhancing Social Capital and Empowerment of families. A study with special reference to Ernakulum district. First Author Name: Nithin.R Second Author Name: Fr. Saju M D
  2. 2. Introduction and Background of the Study <ul><li>Kudumbashree is a holistic, participatory , women oriented innovative overarching poverty reduction approach launched by government of Kerala in 1998. </li></ul><ul><li>Much studies have been done on the impacts of Kudumbashree in reducing gender discrimination, economic progress, women empowerment and income generation. </li></ul><ul><li>Little focus is given on the social impacts especially on social relationships, social networking, social participation and social development. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Objectives <ul><li>To assess the contributions of Kudumbashree in enhancing the social capital and empowerment of families in Ernakulum district of Kerala state. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Materials and Methods <ul><li>Research design- Descriptive </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-stage sampling </li></ul><ul><li>Sample size-90 </li></ul><ul><li>45 members of Kudumbashree and nonmembers from rural , costal and urban regions of Ernakulum district. </li></ul><ul><li>Precision matching criteria- Income , socio-economic background. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Results Social relationship among Kudumbashree members Relations have grown After joining Kudumbashree 82.2% Daily interact with neighbors 80.0%
  6. 6. Political participation among kudumbashree Members and Non-Members
  7. 7. Mutual Assistance Among Kudumbashree Members
  8. 8. Familial Aspects
  9. 9. Health Awareness Kudumbashree lead to a socio-Economic progress of family 64.4% Kudumbashree activities made changes in families 51.1
  10. 10. Conclusion <ul><li>Significant difference in the social capital of Kudumbashree members and non-members has proved in this study. Kudumbashree need to be expanded as a universal intervention for enhancing social competence and social participation of people and the professional methods of social work should be incorporated in to it. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Suggestions <ul><li>Kudumbashree needs to be extended as a universal model for enhancing social competence of families. </li></ul><ul><li>Social work methods needs to be incorporated in the operations of Kudumbashree. </li></ul><ul><li>The focus of Kudumbashree could be changed from poverty to enhancement of social networking for sustainable family development. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Thank you….

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