New Delhi: An RSS study on what makes Indian women happy has shown some interesting responses from different ages.
The survey was conducted on various parameters such as education, employment, health and nutrition, News18 reports.
The findings on the status of women, over 90 percent of those who live as hermits, away from their families, with no income are the happiest of them.
Women who are in live-in relationships are the most unhappiest while happiest are most married women, says the survey report, to be officially released by RSS chief in Delhi today.
According to sources, the survey was conducted in the year 2017-18 by various Sangh-affiliated groups through Pune-based research centre Drishti Stree Adhyayan Prabodhan Kendra (DSAPK).
The survey included interviews with 43,255 women and 18 years of age across five regions, 29 states, five union territories and 465 districts covering all major religions.
Over 80 percent of women respondents, were found to have “high” and “very high” levels of happiness and well-being and specially women from the spiritual fields were the happiest.
“Above ninety per cent of the respondents who are not having a family and no income, possess very high and high level of happiness and well-being, and lowest percentage is seen in women having family income below Rs 10,000.This indicates that family income has no such influence on the level of happiness and well- being,” the report says.
The female literacy rate has shot up to 79.63 percent against the 2011 Census data which had 64.63 percent of literacy rate.
“Though there is an increase in the literacy rate, few of them managed to achieve the level of education above graduation. Illiteracy rate is observed more among ST women followed SC and Special Backward Class. The reservation policy and educational support have helped them attain higher level of education,” says the report.
The study also found a significant section of women with health problems belongs to the tribal population.
“The highest percentage of it is seen in women having post-graduation and PhD level of education while the lowest percentage was observed in illiterate women,” the report adds.
The highest level of happiness and well-being was significantly observed in women in the age group of 50-60.