Social Policy and Women Empowerment in India

Keshari Nandan Mishra

Abstract


Social policy is a term which is applied to various areas of policy, usually within a governmental or political setting. It can refer to guidelines, principles, legislation and activities that affect the living conditions conducive to human welfare. The Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics defines social policy as "an interdisciplinary and applied subject concerned with the analysis of societies' responses to social need". The earliest example of direct intervention by government in human welfare dates back to Umar Ibn al-Khattab's rule as the second caliph of Islam in the 6th century. He used zakah collections and also other governmental resources to establish pensions, income support, child benefits, and various stipends for people of the non-Muslim community.

 


Keywords


Social Policy, Women Empowerment, Human welfare, Legislation, Pension

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