Rural Women’s Contribution in Family Budget: A Case Study of District Layyah

Shakila Bano, Muhammad Zahir Faridi, Furrukh Bashir


The study aims at investigating that what factors affect contribution of women in family budget taking Layyah District as focus area. The authors have estimated coefficients using ordinary least square method. The findings suggest age of the woman as nonlinear function. It is examined that outside work permission, women’s monthly wage rate, education of women, burden of poverty are directly influencing the contribution of rural women in their family budget. Family size, number of children, total monthly income of the women and women’s monthly expenditure has inverse relationship with the contribution of woman. It is suggested that wage rate should be increased, financial incentives, credit facilities and scholarships should be provided to women of rural areas.

Keywords: Family Setup, Work permission, Dependency, Poverty, Layyah district, Children, Education level.

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