Women Empowerment and Microfinance: A Case Study of Pakistan

African Journal of Business Management Vol. 6(22), pp. 6497-6503, 6 June 2012

7 Pages Posted: 17 Oct 2012

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Sulaiman D. Muhammad

Federal Urdu University of Arts Science & Technology

Ghazala Shaheen

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Syed Iqbal Hussain Naqvi

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Saba Zehra

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 1, 2012

Abstract

The aim of this study is to highlight the role and effectiveness of microfinance in empowering women. The data used for this study were collected from Women empowerment index (WDI) and the book of Pakistani statistics. An empirical investigation was carried out by using Johansen co-integration approach to evaluate the long-term correlation between poverty, growth, and microfinance and women empowerment. To analyze women empowerment, a study index was designed. The results of this study demonstrated that there is a positive and significant correlation between women empowerment and the chosen variables with respect to Pakistan.

Keywords: Microfinance, women empowerment

Suggested Citation

Muhammad, Sulaiman D. and Shaheen, Ghazala and Naqvi, Syed Iqbal Hussain and Zehra, Saba, Women Empowerment and Microfinance: A Case Study of Pakistan (1, 2012). African Journal of Business Management Vol. 6(22), pp. 6497-6503, 6 June 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2162528

Sulaiman D. Muhammad (Contact Author)

Federal Urdu University of Arts Science & Technology ( email )

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Karachi, Sindh 744000
Pakistan

Ghazala Shaheen

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Syed Iqbal Hussain Naqvi

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Saba Zehra

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