Income Generation

Facts and Figures: Economic Empowerment
Benefits of economic empowerment

Women’s economic empowerment is central to realizing women’s rights and gender equality. Women’s economic empowerment includes women’s ability to participate equally in existing markets; their access to and control over productive resources, access to decent work, control over their own time, lives and bodies; and increased voice, agency and meaningful participation in economic decision-making at all levels from the household to international institutions.

What is an income generation approach?
Income generation focuses on building a portfolio of investments that aim to pay a monthly income. Selecting dividend stocks and bonds that increase faster than the rate of inflation, can potentially provide investors with regular income, which can help pay for everyday commodities including household bills, food expenses, healthcare, tuition, and holidays. We believe, however, that it is important to combine this with a capital growth strategy, which aims to build capital over the long-term.

Studying at-home income generation: Issues and methods
Methods used to locate and study 899 home-based workers and their households in nine states are described in detail, with emphasis on the rationale behind the decisions about the definition of home-based work, sampling, the development of the interview schedule, data collection procedures, and data preparation. More than 10% of all households in the nine states include someone who is engaged in home-based work;...

Employment and Income Generation
Job creation is an important component of a country’s economic development and the social and political stability that come with it. Governments and organizations around the world turn to NORC to help them develop and evaluate job training, microenterprise, and other programs meant to drive entrepreneurship, expand employment opportunities, and enhance earning power.