Does Religious and Socio-Economic Constrains Effect Females Higher Education in Rural Areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Gulzar Ali, Said Zamin Shah, Shaista Khan


According to past literature females in Pakistan were considered most denied portion of the society. But now the time has changed. In this 21st century due to increase in individual’s education especially of parents and family members, the females are now encourage to perceive and gain higher education. In the past majority of the peoples did not allowed their women’s to get higher education especially in rural areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Pakistan). This study investigated the socio-economic factors that may affect the female’s education in rural areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, i.e. firstly, as Pakistan is a developing country and does the financial status of Parents constrains the female’s education in rural areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Secondly, the religious perspective of female’s education. Thirdly, social, cultural and family traditions are the hindrance in female’s higher education or just a myth.  

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