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Age and empowerment amongst slum dwelling women in Hyderabad

Afshar, H. and Alikhan, F. (2002) Age and empowerment amongst slum dwelling women in Hyderabad. Journal of International Development, 14 (8). pp. 1153-1161. ISSN 0954-1748

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Politics (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2009 09:11
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2009 09:11
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jid.957
Status: Published
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1002/jid.957
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/6739

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