The Role of Working Women in Poverty Reduction (A Case Study of District Peshawar).

Type Journal Article - The Dialogue (Pakistan)
Title The Role of Working Women in Poverty Reduction (A Case Study of District Peshawar).
Volume 12
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2017
Page numbers 110-134
URL Dialogue/12_2/Dialogue_April_June2017_109-134.pdf
Women constitute about half of the total population of the
country. The objectives of this study are to examine the status of
the working women and their share to the family income and
their contribution in the reduction of family poverty. A sample of
150 was selected from district Peshawar The data is collected
through questionnaire and analyzed using statistical techniques.
The results shows that 53% of women are not involved in
earning from secondary occupation, because of their
involvement in domestic chores. Majority (56%) of the
respondents says that credit is easily available to them. The easy
availability of credit is helpful in the reduction of poverty.
Majority (35%) of the respondents regarded cultural social and
economic constraints as main reason for women nonparticipation.
(33%) are of the opinion that worst job conditions
are the main reasons for women non-participation. 29% are of
the view that society must provide women rights to the women,
21% stresses on proper education facilities, 25 % says that
society must provide job opportunities to the women, and 20 %
says that society must provide other facilities to women.
Pakistani community continues to be a men taken-over
community where are considered to be inferior to male
dominance. Literacy performs an important aspect in enhancing
communities and just knowledgeable females can better
understand their privileges and can strongly compete with their
counterparts (men).

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