Universal Journal of Accounting and Finance Vol. 5(2), pp. 46 - 53
DOI: 10.13189/ujaf.2017.050202
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Financial Literacy among Women - Indian Scenario

Chetna Singh *, Raj Kumar
Institute of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University, India


One of the biggest challenges of our country is women empowerment which can only be attained by making women educated, finance liberated and independent. Financial literacy can be understood as the ability to know how money works in a normal course of action. Specifically it refers to the set of skills and knowledge that allows an individual to make informed and effective decisions with all of their financial resources. In India, virtually women are the main spender of the family whereas the men are the principal earner of the family. Although women's access to financial services has increased substantially faster in the past 10 years, their ability to exploit this access is often still limited by the disadvantages they experience because of their gender. Women are good at budgeting and managing household expenses but many women take their steps back when it comes to take larger financial decisions and they generally leave it to their spouses, fathers, brothers, etc, believing them to be financial experts. A minimum basic level of financial literacy is very essential for every woman so that they can live their life according to their own choices hence contributing the healthy and prosperous life of their family as a whole. Women have enormous potential to contribute towards the growth of the economy hence a financially independent women can be a great source of economic development. The purpose of this study was to give an overview about the financial literacy among women in developing country like India.

Financial Literacy, Women Empowerment, Financial Decisions and Economic Development

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[1] Chetna Singh , Raj Kumar , "Financial Literacy among Women - Indian Scenario," Universal Journal of Accounting and Finance, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 46 - 53, 2017. DOI: 10.13189/ujaf.2017.050202.

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Chetna Singh , Raj Kumar (2017). Financial Literacy among Women - Indian Scenario. Universal Journal of Accounting and Finance, 5(2), 46 - 53. DOI: 10.13189/ujaf.2017.050202.