alexa Abstract | Measuring the Socio-Economic Empowerment of Rural Households in Pakistan
ISSN: 2151-6219

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This paper is creating a socio-economic Empowerment Index, aimed at obtaining a first snapshot of the state of socio-economic empowerment as measured by the rural household survey. Instead it is meant to foster the debate on the determinants of socio-economic empowerment and also highlights the spatial dimensions of socio-economic empowerment. The most important section of this study is to develop an index for the measurement of socio-economic empowerment of rural households in Pakistan by using primary data of rural households which was collected through multi stage random sampling of rural households from division Bahawalpur and 600 household were interviewed for sample size. Weights of the indicator variables have been computed by using Principal Component Method. Socioeconomic  empowerment index gathers together mainly two factors, social and economic empowerment which twenty six indicators grouped in eight sub-pillars and in two main pillars.

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Author(s): Abrar-ul-haq M, Jali MRM, Islam GMN


Principal component analysis, Social empowerment, Economic empowerment, Composite index, Division Bahawalpur, Accounting Review, International Business, Indexation, Profitability, Time Series, Panel Data, Empirical Analysis, Stock Market Returns, Human Capital, Monetary Policy , Small Firms, Business Cycle, Banking Research Studies, Capital Structure, Economics Studies, Financial plan, Fiscal and tax policies , Avenues of Investment, Wealth Management, Business Theory, Organizational studies, Parameter Estimation

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