|EEO. 2020; 19(4): 4833-4845
WOMEN AUTONOMY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: A CASE OF SOUTHERN PUNJAB
Hafsah Batool, Nabila Asghar, Hafeezur Rehman, Mumtaz Anwar.
Purpose of the study: The aim of the study to determine the factor affecting women autonomy and; the impact of women empowerment on sustainable economic development in Southern Punjab.
Methodology:Data have been gathered from 370 female participants. The Ordinary Least Square (OLS) regression as a model has been used to investigate the effect of empowering women on sustainable economic growth for Southern Punjab. Multi-stage cluster sampling technique has been carried out using primary data in the Southern Punjab region.
Main Findings: The study analysed that the familial, decision-maker strength and mobility freedom are statistically important factors and they have a positive impact on rural growth; though controlled resources impact is insignificant.
Applications of this study:This study can be effective in housing and job opportunities have been perceived as an important aspect of women's equality. Women can also be greatly empowered through access to media, especially television.
Novelty/Originalityof this study:It will be helpful to the policy maker that trained medical personnel attend births. Capacity building and creativity would also increase the availability of Internet services at a low price in urban and rural areas and allow online learning opportunities accessible.
Key words: Women Autonomy; Sustainable Development; Southern Punjab region; Ordinary Least Square; Multi-stage Clustering Sampling