80% divorced/separated Indian women are below poverty line!

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Divorced women in dire straits: Survey

Approximately 80 percent of divorced

or separated women in India live below the poverty line, with a monthly income of less than Rs.4,000, a survey said.

 

Conducted between October 2008 and September 2009, the survey to determine the economic rights and entitlements of divorced and separated women involved interviewing 405 women across the country. Most of them belonged to middle class and lower middle class backgrounds.

 

Divorces and separations are increasing in India. Yet not much attention is being given to the way separated and divorced women live, often with their children, and what their rights and entitlements are," Advocate Kirti Singh, who headed the survey, said Monday at a conference to share the findings.

The survey found that in most parts of India the majority of separated or divorced women belonged to the 23-32 age group.

"Seventy-five percent of these women live in their natal homes because they have no economic support, and they are not always welcome there. Eighty percent of them have their children staying with them," Singh said.

"It was also found that 58.5 percent of these women were working out of their homes. Only 2.46 percent have better occupations while 21.63 percent were working as domestic servants or labourers," she said.

The survey said that only 1.7 percent of the respondents were earning a "handsome" amount of Rs.35,000 per month. The majority, approximately 80 percent, earn less than Rs.4,000 per month and live below the poverty line.

Another significant finding was that almost half the number of women surveyed had not asked for maintenance. The reasons ranged from ignorance to lack of resources for legal action.

"Also, the court cases took a very long time. The maintenance amount given was miniscule, maybe five percent of the spouse's earnings. Since most of the property is bought in the husband's name, the women are also without any asset," Singh said.

A shocking 83 percent of those surveyed said they opted out of the marriage because of cruelty or domestic violence in their marital homes.

"Most of those surveyed wanted the survey to lead to some immediate benefit. Almost all wanted an equal share in the marital property," Singh said.

 

http://www.newkerala.com/news/world/fullnews-108914.html


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Approximately 80 percent of divorced

or separated women in India live below the poverty line, with a monthly income of less than Rs.4,000, a survey said.

Agree with the survery

Any solution?

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Director Nottam Law Associates

poverty is not a matter for divorce

 
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Consultant

okie,

please also post wat is percentage of men earning more than 35000 per month in india?

wat percentage of families  have per capita income over 4000 per month in india?

india is a poor nation , so wud be its general public. sitting in metros in airconditioned rooms and moving in luxury cars u  cannot see real india. real india is that poor only.



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yes, agree with the view of avnish kaur.

please also post wat is percentage of men earning more than 35000 per month in india?

If someone get the survey then the real picture comes.

doctrinal research is limited as it only restricted to libraby not a fieldwork real experience.

Non doctrinal research is law of recent origin and social research is necessary to know the root cause of the problem and then find out the solution.Field work is needed to know the exact situation of india.


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Consultant

see the link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poverty_in_India

Poverty is widespread in India, with the nation estimated to have a third of the world's poor.By World Bank estimates, 80% of India's population lives on less than 2$ a day.[1] According to a 2005 World Bank estimate, 41% of India falls below the international poverty line of US$ 1.25 a day (PPP, in nominal terms Indian Rupee ₹ 21.6 a day in urban areas and Indian Rupee ₹ 14.3 in rural areas); having reduced from 60% in 1981.[2] According to the criterion used by the Planning Commission of India 27.5% of the population was living below the poverty line in 2004–2005, down from 51.3% in 1977–1978, and 36% in 1993-1994.[3] A study by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative using a Multi-dimensional Poverty Index (MPI) found that there were 421 million poor living under the MPI in eight north India states of Bihar, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. This number is higher than the 410 million poor living in the 26 poorest African nations.[4] Estimates by NCAER (National Council of Applied Economic Research), show that 48% of the Indian households earn more than Indian Rupee ₹90,000 (US$1,989) annually (or more than US$3 PPP per person). According to NCAER, in 2009, of the 222 million households in India, the absolutely poor households (annual incomes below Indian Rupee ₹ 45,000) accounted for only 15.6 % of them or about 35 million (about 200 million Indians). Another 80 million households are in income levels of Indian Rupee ₹ 45,000-90,000 per year.[5]


world bank study above says " 80% of India's population lives on less than 2$ a day"


does it mean divorced women are in a better condition than general indian population by squeezing out money from males?

watever it may be. these figures can be read anyway.

real picture can be clear only if there had been a study comparing divorced women to overall indian population.

so above study is of no use unless we have a control group  to compare divorced women to.


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just loved ur post avnish and i agree with ur findings. again i must say today u r on roll.


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Divorced women in dire straits: Survey

Poverty of divorced women are different from the general poverty,

Perspective differs.

 
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Consultant

ok sir. i agree there is a reason to study poverty among divorced women to find if they are more affcted than general population.

but if say world bank as above  says 80% of indian population is poor and also this study says 80% of indian population is poor then this goes to show that poor men have poor divoced wives.

my view point is while doing such a study it should be shown that as a result of divorce women suffered some economic adversity whic affected them more adversely than the general population. which this study doing group has gravely missed.

if a study was conducted which compared each divorced women economically to her ex-husband then it cud serve a useful purpose.

if such a study as i have discussed above is done this can show us how much economic advesity women suffer because of divorce factor in their life all other factors being equal , this shud have been a case control study as per statastical terms.

 


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errata above lines

80% of indian population is poor and also this study says 80% of Divorced wives are  poor then this goes to show that poor men have poor divoced wives.


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