Status Of Financial Literacy On Economic Empowerment Of Working Women Of Kerala
Kerala leads the highest score in terms of female literacy with a rate of 93.91 per cent (Census 2011) as against other states in India. Women in Kerala enjoy greater accessibility to formal sector jobs due to improved access in educational attainment. Working women are considered to be financially literate with positive financial attitude. But however, while establishing a firm foothold in literacy and social status, women in Kerala seem yet to identify their role and participation in financial decision making and management. Financial literacy and proper financial attitude are essential tools for attaining financial wellbeing and Economic empowerment. The present study conducted among working women of Kerala, examines whether women while attaining basic literacy and being placed in occupations with large salary, exhibit the rationality and intelligence in optimally managing money and finances in day-to-day affairs. Key words: Financial Literacy, Economic Empowerment, Working Women, Kerala.