An Examination of Gender Dynamics in Indian Stock Market with Special Reference to Kerala

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Fiona Sheenu Francis, Dr. V. Ambilikumar


Indian women play a crucial role in the development of the economy by participating in different levels of decision making. However, an observation of women’s stock market participation reveals the fact that women are far behind men in stock investments. Cultural values, social obligations, lack of knowledge, fear of loss and male dominance can be cited as the various reasons for women’s low participation in financial investments. Present study is an effort to examine the gender dynamics in Indian stock market. The results of the study point towards low female participation in stock market and the impact of gender on stock market investment decisions. The study also gives a picture of the state wise distribution of investors in stock market.

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