Women's Empowerment

Philippa Velija

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    This entry discusses women's empowerment, a concept commonly used in academic and nonacademic contexts. Four themes are discussed: conceptualizing and problematizing what is meant by the term “women's empowerment,” outlining differing components in understanding women's empowerment, reviewing the challenges in measuring women's empowerment, and summarizing ongoing debates and issues when discussing women's empowerment.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology
    EditorsGeorge Ritzer
    ISBN (Electronic)9781405165518
    ISBN (Print)9781405124331
    Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2021


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