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Factors Affecting the Income of Rural Women: An Evidence from District Faisalabad, Pakistan

Rubina Akhtar, Muhammad Amjed Iqbal and Allah Bakhsh

Journal of Economic Impact, 2020, vol. 2, issue 3, 80-85

Abstract: The fundamental point of the investigation was to assess the effect of various components on the pay of rural women in the region Faisalabad. For this, a stratified sampling procedure was utilized. At the first stage, the Faisalabad district was chosen purposively. In the second stage, five regions of each class were chosen through a simple random sampling technique. The total sample size was comprised of 150 respondents. A pre-tested questionnaire was used to gather the information from chosen respondents through the personal interview technique. Descriptive Statistics were used to explore the socio-economic characteristics of rural women. Multiple linear regression analysis was used to estimate the impact of different factors affecting the income of rural women. According to the estimated results, the age of the respondents has a positive and highly significant impact. This indicates that one year increase in the age of women would increase her income by 0.314 units. The estimated result of education described that for every one year in an increase in schooling year of women will increase the income by 0.191 unit. The variable of family sizes of the respondents has a significant and positive effect on the respondent’s income. Working hours of the respondents have a positive and significant effect on respondent’s income. The satisfaction of the respondents has a positive and significant effect on the respondent’s income. Female participation in the market increases with the growing levels of higher education. It is recommended that the government should provide education to the females especially in rural areas.

Keywords: Women participation; Labor force; Income; Factors; Faisalabad. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J01 J08 J16 J20 R23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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