Impact of Women Work Participation and Empowerment on Household Poverty in Southern Punjab:An Econometric Analysis

Authors

  • Fatima Farooq

Keywords:

Women work participation, Women Empowerment, Poverty, Age, Education, Sanitation facility, Household Size, Southern Punjab

Abstract

The study is aimed at investigating the impact of women work
participation and women empowerment on household poverty of
Southern Punjab. For that purpose, primary data is collected in
2015 from three divisions of southern Punjab i.e. Multan,
Bahawalpur and DG Khan. The study uses logistic regression
analysis for econometric results. Econometric results propose that
age of respondent and household size appear to be significant
causes of increasing poverty in Southern Punjab. Moreover,
education of respondent, married marital status, women work
participation, good sanitation facility, no. of earners, urban
residence, women economic empowerment, women social
empowerment and women familial/ interpersonal empowerment
are significantly turned out to reduce poverty from Southern
Punjab.

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Published

2017-06-30

How to Cite

Farooq, F. (2017). Impact of Women Work Participation and Empowerment on Household Poverty in Southern Punjab:An Econometric Analysis. Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences, 37(1), 125-139. Retrieved from http://pjss.bzu.edu.pk/index.php/pjss/article/view/523