General observations suggests that university education does not necessarily prepare women for any definite roles. Some women study while waiting to get married; several go in for higher studies to get better marriage partners. With the exception of few technical fields, no mechanism or procedure exists in Pakistan to help young women and girls. The way to solve this problem is certainly not to put a halt on the women’s access to higher education, or to confine them to the four walls of women universities this is not to suggest that all women should be encouraged to enter the traditionally male fields solely for job market. In Pakistan, there is a gap between the expectations of the parents and the policy makers concerning the careers of highly educated women. In one of my studies, university women with only a few exceptions had only one major choice, viz., teaching. Ninety % of the women desired jobs similar to those recommended by their parents. None of them attempted different jobs and only 11% of them, as against 53% men, anticipated jobs that were different from those marked out for them.
The need of the time is to provide a sound moral structure at the early stages for both boys and girls. A women’s university may emerge as a factor in creating uncertainties about career goals for women. Even if the women university p...
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...ed, employed women accounted for only 7 percent of the workforce; whereas in 1992 women's participation in the workforce had increased to account for 38 percent. Women's representation in higher educational institutions has also increased since the establishment of the People's Republic of China (Chen 160). This is all because she is encouraged to do that work, she don’t have to face the hurdles from society and are working side by side to men.
Chaudary M. Iqbal “Pakistani Society (A sociological Perspective and method)” : Aziz publishers Urdu Bazaar ,Lahore (Paistan) : pg 234
Chen, C.C. and Yu, KC and Miner, JB (1997). "Motivation to Manage: A Study of Women in Chinese State-Owned Enterprises". The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science 33 (2): 160.
“The Changing Pakistan Society” : “Proposal for A WOMEN’S UNIVERSITY: A SOCIOLOGICAL LOOK” : pg 319
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