AN ANALYSIS OF THE ROLE AND ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTION OF RURAL WOMEN IN DIFFERENT SECTOR OF THE ECONOMY –A CASE STUDY OF PAKISTAN’S BADIN AND MATIARI DISTRICTS

  • Dr. Ghazala Umer
  • Dr. Shabana Tunio
  • Dr. Mohan DevRaj Thontya
Keywords: Unpaid Work, Workload, Gender Discrimination, Economic Valuation

Abstract

This study examine the contribution of women in diverse sectors of the economy and estimates their workload in order to realize their value which they perform as unpaid workers in the rural area. A sample of 260 respondents were purposively selected from Badin and Matiari districts in Pakistan. Finding of the research reveals that females are main contributors in the household economy and participate fully to support the family income. The results showed that about 8.89% male contribute imperceptibly whose financial worth is equivalent to Pkr 10,000- Pkr 50,000 as compared to 71.9% female in the animal husbandry sector. In farming sector, just female contribute imperceptibly whose monetary worth is equivalent to Pkr10,000-Pkr 50,000 every year. In the household chores male participation is almost negligible cutting woods from the trees and arrange water for the family. About 80.5% male respondent involved in unpaid activities whose financial worth is under Pkr 10,000 out of a year when contrasted with 84.1% of females go through 5 to 7 hours to accomplish domestic management task monetary worth is equivalent to Pkr 50,000 – Rs.100,000 per annum. Thus female perform more unpaid work as compared to male.

Author Biographies

Dr. Ghazala Umer

Assistant Professor, Sindh Development Studies Centre, University of Sindh, Jamshoro.


Dr. Shabana Tunio

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro.


Dr. Mohan DevRaj Thontya

Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities, Faculty of Social Sciences, Greenwich University, Karachi.

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Published
2021-06-15
How to Cite
Umer, D., Tunio, D., & Thontya, D. (2021). AN ANALYSIS OF THE ROLE AND ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTION OF RURAL WOMEN IN DIFFERENT SECTOR OF THE ECONOMY –A CASE STUDY OF PAKISTAN’S BADIN AND MATIARI DISTRICTS. Journal of Business Strategies, 15(1), 93-108. Retrieved from http://greenwichjournals.com/index.php/businessstudies/article/view/539