Volume 18, No. 6, 2021

Educational Entrepreneurship As A Leading Factor To Women Empowerment In Punjab, Pakistan

Sajid Hasan , Dr. Nargis Abbas Mirza


Entrepreneurship is a gateway to abundant of opportunities. In this era, where everything has become digital and mechanic, the growth rate of population has also increased which gave birth to the issues of space and employment. Educational entrepreneurship plays a vital role in the social and economic development of the individual. The major objectives of the study were; to explore the contributing factors which leads to women empowerment and educational entrepreneurship, and to determine the extent of relationship between educational entrepreneurship and women empowerment. The qualitative research design was used in this study. The population of the study was consisted of all women who were running their own educational institutions. The self-developed open ended interview guide was used as a research instrument for this study. The 12 in depth interviews were conducted from districts Chiniot, Hafizabad and Sargodha (respectively 4, 4, and 4) after getting prior permission from the respondents. The qualitative data was analysed through thematic analysis. The results of the study revealed that the women educational entrepreneurship has improved the social and living status of women as well as their families and also society. Moreover, the educated women are playing a dynamic role in their family social and economic matters. It is suggested that in a developing country like Pakistan where the acceptance of women empowerment is limited, the educated and entrepreneurial women could improve their lives through educational entrepreneurship.

Pages: 619-634

Keywords: Educational entrepreneurship, women empowerment, financial autonomy, decision making

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