Women's Empowerment

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Abstract

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
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
ISBN (Electronic)9781405165518
ISBN (Print)9781405124331
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2021

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