Economic Status And Women's Higher Education In South Punjab (Pakistan)

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Dr. Faiz ul Hassan Shah , Dr. Urooj Fatima , Sohail Hussain


Female empowerment via education has long been an abstract topic of conversation among members of civil society, scholars, the media, and education policymakers in Pakistan. Female education has a critical role in changing the attitude of previously held beliefs about women, particularly in rural parts of Pakistan. Despite the fact that female education and labour force participation rates have lagged behind males in Pakistan, some progress has been seen lately, depending on the geographical region. As such, this research will examine the socioeconomic impact of higher education on three areas in south Punjab: Lodhran, Multan, and Bahawalpur. The survey's results indicate that although the majority of respondents are free of sociocultural inheritance interference, on average, 23% of females in the study region face sociocultural circumstances as a barrier to obtaining a higher education. Additionally, the research concludes that in certain circumstances, economic-financial constraints have a detrimental effect on female education in the studied region.

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