Gender Inequalities Within The Households And Their Implications For Women’s Health

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Saira Siddiqui, Nabeela Farah, Muhammad Atif , Nazia Malik , Syed Kazim Husain Shah


The current study was conceived to examine and analyze the effects of gender inequalities on the health of adult women within their households, the reasons of the gender inequalities, and to comprehend the effects of these gender inequalities on the bodily and mental health of women. The researcher developed a model from a wide-ranging theoretical framework given by Moss to examine the inter play of various variables and a few assumptions drawn from the model. The present cross-sectional research was done in Faisalabad city, Punjab, Pakistan. A sample of 222 women was drawn by using multi-stage sampling. At first stage two towns (Madina Town and Jinnah Town) were randomly selected from eight towns of Faisalabad city. At second stage 2 UCs from each town (total 4 UCs) were selected randomly. At third stage one area from each UC (total 4 areas) was selected randomly and in last 222 respondents from 4 areas were selected randomly. Statistical techniques such as chi-square, correlation and linear regression were used to analyzed data. The findings from these three statistical formulas showed that gender disparities did influence women’s health. Present study recommends some policy methods as how to eradicate gender bias and promote gender/health equality within the household.

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