Asian Review of Social Sciences (ARSS)
Gender Bias in the Allocation of Welfare Programs in the Muslim Community, Reasons and Remedies: A Study on Orphanages in KeralaAuthor : Muhammed Ashique PP
Volume 9 No.2 July-December 2020 pp 46-48
The orphanage system in Kerala is a well-organized welfare-oriented Institution to provide education and livelihood for the orphans. Even though the orphanage system makes a tremendous change in the Empowerment of orphans, there is a huge gap between the allocation of orphanages for boys and girls orphans. The gender gap exists in all the institutions in the state, but it is at the peak in the institutions under religious minority. This gap is a serious issue in a state where the sex ratio is 1.08 which is the highest in the country. This research paper is trying to find the reasons for the gender gap in Muslim orphanages and suggesting possible remedies to overcome the issue.
Gender Bias, Welfare Programs, Orphanages
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