Journal of Social Sciences

INVESTIGATION OF SOCIAL BASED COOPERATIVES ON SOCIAL HEALTH OF FEMALE HEADED HOUSEHOLDS

Hoda Fotovvat

DOI : 10.3844/jssp.2013.146.150

Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 9, 2013

Pages 146-150

Abstract

This study aims to evaluate the influence of participation in society-based cooperatives on social health of female households, which is an important factor in the life of these women. The statistical society of this research is all female headed households who have visited the Social Services Center of Region 3 of Tehran Municipality since early 2011. The participation of female headed households in group activities such as formation of cooperatives has shown strong effects on improving social health index. Among the indices of social health such as participation, integration and actualization, social acceptance is more matured indicating the influence of such activities on the growth of positive feeling on others and environment and it has an important role in developing the process of empowerment.

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