Assessing the Impact of Education on Women’s Political Participation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan

  • Najib Khan Lecturer in Sociology, Department of Social Work Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Sheringal Dir Upper, KP Pakistan
  • Muhammad Jawad Department of Rural Sociology, The University of Agriculture Peshawar, KP Pakistan
  • Saima Sarir Lecturer, Department of Rural Sociology, The University of Agriculture Peshawar, KP Pakistan
  • Malik Muhammad Shafi Assistant professor, Institute of Development Studies, The University of Agriculture, Peshawar, KP Pakistan
Keywords: Women, Education, Pakistan, Literacy, Political participation


Purpose: Societies across the world, on the basis of their social, cultural, and economic positions have different approaches to women's political empowerment. In addition, education is commonly used to assess a woman's position, and it is increasingly being recognized in modern literature as a means of empowering women by diversifying their competencies. The present hypothesis the relation between literacy level and female participation politics in District Dir.

Methodology: Out of 363, 205 female participants were recruited as the sample size for data collection through the proportional allocation method.

Findings: From the statistical analysis, it has resulted that illiterate group as highly significant and positive association between education fallacy and women political participation was found. Likewise, the aforesaid variables were also observed highly significant and positive for an educated group. Meanwhile, the table as a whole disclosed highly significant and positive co-relation between education fallacy and women political participation.

Implications: Encouraging and motivating female segments of the society for accruing education while providing educational facilities at the local level are some of the recommendations


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How to Cite
Khan, N., Jawad, M., Sarir, S., & Shafi, M. M. (2021). Assessing the Impact of Education on Women’s Political Participation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan. Journal of Business and Social Review in Emerging Economies, 7(4), 1023-1028.