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EEO. 2021; 20(5): 4852-4863

Women Empowerment in the Perspective of Socioeconomics Dynamics: A Case Study of Northern Punjab, Pakistan

Hafsah Batool, Mumtaz Anwar, Nablia Asghar, Hafeez-ur-Rehman.

The integrality of women's empowerment in attaining global goals such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is crucial. This study used primary data obtained through a multi-stage cluster sampling technique to empirically classify the primary factors of women empowerment in the Punjab region. To obtain a multidimensional score and sense of women's empowerment, it uses polychoricprinciple component analysis. The research proved that job and cosmopolitian attitude of women, clean and hygiene environment, as well as advertency of legal rights and medical access, practical participation in politics and to cast vote with freewill, marriage with the consent of woman had a positive impact on empowerment in domestic sphere.Joint family structure significantlyreduces women empowerment in Northern Punjab.

Key words: Women Empowerment, Determinant Factors, Polychoric Principle Component Analysis, Cumulative Women Empowerment Index

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