Socio-Economic Effects of Globalization on Working Women in Sargodha City Pakistan

Nehdia Mahmood, Ghulam Yasin, Umair Ahmed, Yasir Nawaz, Asad Umair

Abstract


Globalization is an emerging phenomenon for the last few decades. It has been effected many countries around the world and people living in them. Globalization has significant impact on multiple spheres of life. The present study concentrated to analyze the socio-economic effects of globalization on the working women in Pakistan. The major objectives of the study were to find out the impacts of globalization on women’s socio-economic position and their participation in different economic activities. Population of the study was the working women of Sargodha city in Pakistan. In order to conduct the research, samples of 154 working women who were engaged in different fields selected through multi stage sampling. Nature of the study was quantitative, so questionnaire was used as a tool for data collection. Chi-square was used to analyze the collected data. Results revealed that globalization has significant impacts on women’s socio-economic position. Majority of the respondents claimed that globalization has provided them access to multiple employment choices, enhanced their provisioning capacities, improved their professional skills and verbal abilities and most of all through this they gain control over resources which enhanced their decision making power in their life. Institutions or organizations should also play their role for enhancing women’s position in society. This thesis contributes to the literature on the subject and will initiate debate on the issue so that further research can be deepened in this area.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n3p561


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