Age and empowerment amongst slum dwelling women in Hyderabad
Article first published online: 4 NOV 2002
Copyright © 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of International Development
Volume 14, Issue 8, pages 1153–1161, November 2002
How to Cite
Afshar, H., Alikhan, F. (2002), Age and empowerment amongst slum dwelling women in Hyderabad. J. Int. Dev., 14: 1153–1161. doi: 10.1002/jid.957
- Issue published online: 4 NOV 2002
- Article first published online: 4 NOV 2002
This paper seeks to offer an understanding of empowerment in terms of the experiences of a group of slum dwelling older women in Hyderabad. It is the contention of this paper that their experience does not reflect the negative view of ageing common among Western researchers to the effect that old age is necessarily debilitating and disempowering. Copyright © 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.