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Role of Education and Labor Force Participation in Influencing Women Empowerment in Pakistan: A Case Study of District Khanewal
The present study has attempted to focus on the role of education and labor force participation in influencing women's empowerment in Pakistan. The primary data were collected from 200 female respondents from Khanewal district using the Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) technique for econometric analysis. These women working along with their family members are raising their livelihood for their household. The study concludes that the age of the respondents, labor force participation, educations of the respondent and education of the household head (husband/father) are positively influencing women empowerment. However, females living in urban areas have vast opportunities in terms of jobs, education and infrastructure facilities. The study suggests that government should pursue development expenditure on schools at the primary and secondary level, so that attainment of education can be available easily for females living in remote areas. The development of vocational training schools would enhance the skills of females to strengthen and empower them socio-economically, for their future endeavors.
Salyha Zulfiqar Ali Shah
Assistant Professor, School of Economics, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan
Muhammad Muzammil Asghar
Crop Reporter, Crop Reporting Service District Multan, Punjab, Pakistan
Ph.D. Scholar, Institute of Social and Cultural Studies, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Punjab, Pakistan
Education, Female Labor Force Participation, Women Empowerment