Female Leadership And Women Empowerment As Career Aspiration For Girls In Pakistan
Author: Sajida Muhammad Shah

In this study we investigate the effect of aspiration and women leadership on the education of girls in rural Pakistan. For this purpose, we used Pakistan Rural Household Panel Survey (2012). The results show that there is significant positive relationship between aspiration and the education of girls. In addition, girl’s education is higher (on average) in communities having female leaders as compared to other communities. The interaction of female leadership and aspiration shows that household aspiration is higher in a community which has a female leader which results in higher girls’ education in that community. Besides the effect of marital status is negative on girls’ education. Whereas the education level of household head is positively associated with the education of girls. It is true to say that there is a strong link between aspiration of girls to seek education and empowerment of women in the society and aspiration failure might be responsible for failure of women’s empowerment. Supervisor:- Dr. Muhammad Jehangir Khan

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Supervisor: Muhammad Jehangir Khan

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