Economic Empowerment of Women in Socio-Cultural Perspectives in Federally Administrative Tribal Area (Pakistan): A Case Study of Kurram Agency


  • Fazal e Wahid Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Islamia College Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Mehnaz Jaffri M. Phil. Scholar, Department of Economics, Islamia College Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Hamid Ullah Assistant Professor, Department of Management Sciences, Islamia College Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Irshad Khan Mohmand Ph.D. Scholar, Management Sciences, Quartaba University of Science & Information Technology, Pakistan



Economic Empowerment of Women, Enrolment of Female in Education, Decision Making Power, Decision Concerning Household Asset, Economic Opportunities, Socio-Cultural Issues, Gender Partialities, Poverty and Male Dominancy


The study investigates the indicators that effect women’s economic empowerment. The data collected through questionnaires, with 350 sample dimension. Pragmatic results expose that enrolment of female in education, decision making power, decision concerning household asset and economic opportunities have positive effected on WEE and significant. Participation in economy & educational retrieve hold positive and insignificant effect on WEE due to limited access to educationalists, masculinity basis, male dominancy etc. Problems of socio-cultural, poverty have negative and insignificant effect on WEE because of cultural restrictions; female workers are bounded to teaching field & functioning in their own lands. Finally, the recommendations of the study are that free access should be given to women for education regardless of ethnicity, sexual partialities and may be allowed to work along their male equivalents in order to raise the level of economic empowerment of women. The same will subsequently enhance their potential for elimination of poverty, illiteracy and self-reliance in the society.


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How to Cite

Wahid, F. e ., Jaffri, M., Ullah, H. ., & Mohmand, M. I. K. . (2020). Economic Empowerment of Women in Socio-Cultural Perspectives in Federally Administrative Tribal Area (Pakistan): A Case Study of Kurram Agency. Review of Economics and Development Studies, 6(2), 257-266.