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Impactibility Characteristics of Personal Empowerment on Women Borrowers’ Quality of Life, Bahawalpur, Pakistan.


Fayyaz, Sana and Abdul Hakim, Roslan and Mohd Khan, Shazida Jan (2017) Impactibility Characteristics of Personal Empowerment on Women Borrowers’ Quality of Life, Bahawalpur, Pakistan. In: 2nd International Research Conference on Economics Business and Social Sciences, 11-12 July 2017, Park Royal Hotel Penang Malaysia.

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Abstract

This study attempts to understand how personal empowerment can be used to improve quality of life in women and maintain sustainable economic development in Bahawalpur, Pakistan. It analyzed that personal empowerment is an important determinant for women improving their quality of life.It also put forth light on the linkage between the economic development and quality of life.This essay tries to fulfill this gap by expending the analysis on personal empowerment that seems to provide a practical solution to reduce poverty and to improve quality of life by unlocking the potentials of the poor women by polishing her ability in economic decision making, giving freedom of movement and awareness in political socio-cultural conditions.This raises the question whether personal empowerment also leads to better quality of life.Pragmatic substantiation on the relationship between personal empowerment and quality of life is done by doing multinomial logit model analysis. The survey has been conducted in the Bahawalpur State of Southern Punjab, Pakistan.A cross-sectional primary data of 400 women borrowers of the three microcredit provided banks namely Khushhali Bank, Tameer Microfinance Bank and NRSP-Bank in Bahawalpur, Southern Punjab, Pakistan was obtained to carry out the analysis.The findings illustrate that personal empowerment has a significant impact not only on the personal development of women also have an impact on quality of life.The result demonstrates that personal empowerment is a crucial aspect of attaining a good quality of life, especially in economically non-developed states.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISSN-2523-1537 Cover and Layout: Sobia Nasir, Center for Sustainability Research and Consultancy Distributed by: School of Economics, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan Pakistan (www.bzu.edu.pk) Center for Sustainability Research and Consultancy (www.globalcsrc.org) School of Economics Finance and Banking, Universiti Utara Malaysia (www.sefb.uum.edu.my)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Personal empowerment, sustainable economic development, quality of life, Bahawalpur, Pakistan
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: School of Business Management
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2018 01:49
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2018 01:49
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/24821

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