A Sociological Study of Cultural and Economic Factors Effective on Empowering Female Household-Headship in Sanandaj City of Iran
Keywords:Female Household-Headship, empowering, cultural factors, Sanandajâ€™s economic factors
The economic and cultural conditions of Female Household-Headship have been investigated in the present research as one of the vulnerable groups of society in order that through understanding the conditions of this group, applied steps could be taken towards empowering them. Empowering is a multifaceted process of power recourses being available to and controlled by the individuals in order to increase the group and individual capacities and capitals towards purposeful selection.
This paper has been carried out through survey method and amongst a sample of 406 Female Household-Headship in Sanandaj city and has been selected through stratified (probable) sampling. A mixture of different theories accompanied with sociological approaches have been used for the conceptual framework and the hypotheses of the research have been posed to consider those concepts, and the following hypotheses were accepted at the end, so there is a relationship between the interests, consumption and cultural knowledge, financial needs and financial independency of Female Household-Headship and empowering them. The result of the research indicates the deplorable economic condition of this group of society as well. The independent variables explain almost 44 percent of the changes in dependent variables and economic factors have a more explanatory role in empowering Female Household-Headship in Sanandaj in comparison to cultural factors.
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