Educational Research

Educational Research (ISSN:2141-5161) Vol. 3(11), pp. 866-872, November, 2012         
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Division of labour as a barrier to female education (A case study of village Dasuha, District Faisalabad)

1Mamonah Ambreen and 2Anwaar Mohyuddin

1Lecturer, (DNFCE) Faculty of Education, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, Pakistan

2Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan

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Received 21 September, 2012; Accepted 12 November, 2012


This paper deals with gender based work assignments and literacy levels in Dasuha village, Faisalabad district, Pakistan. It explains perception of local people regarding the household work assignments and hindrances observed on female education. The reasons for low rate of receipt of formal education by the female folk on grounds of household division of work were given. Qualitative anthropological techniques were used to collect empirical data. Parents perceived that there  was no direct financial benefits for them to induce them to send their daughters to be trained in formal schools, so they kept them busy at homes for household chores which provided indirect benefit to the household. We recommended a constitutional approval and government intervention to enthrone  conscious and persistent efforts in the education of the girl child as is the case with the boy child.


Keywords: Gender, Literacy, Discrimination, Patriarchal.


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