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Hamadullah Kakepoto
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Department of Sociology/ University of Karachi
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gender discrimination, fragile segment, cultural taboos, women in rural sindh

Discrimination against women is one of the leading social problems allover the world. It manifests even at the time a baby is born. With regard to gender discrimination, some exceptions aside, men have imposed a subordinate status on women in societies both Eastern and Western. The conditions of Pakistani women are almost the same as of their counterparts in the world. In rural Sindh, women are discriminated against in almost all walks of life.

In view of the deprived status of woman in rural Sindh, the study aims to gain further insight into the situation arising out of the deprivation of rural women. Some of the major variables like female education, social status, freedom of expression in family, division of work, type and size of family, and participation in decision-making on crucial economic and socio-cultural matters within the family setup, are discussed. The selected universe for the present study is rural Sindh. The data was collected through random sampling. It took more than a year time. For the purpose of data collection from 300 respondents structured questionnaire was used. The SPSS was applied to analyze the data.

The obtained results highlighted an image of low status of women. They are considered to be a fragile segment of society. The female birth in the family is seldom welcomed. Girls are generally treated inferior to boys. The vast majority of women are strongly under the influence of prevailing cultural taboos. in issues related to personal life. Female education has been treated to be against traditions. As a result, the majority of respondents were found to be illiterate. Women enjoy limited physical mobility in the rural set-up. Most of them are not allowed to go outdoors alone. Majority of women married early in life and played no role in mate selection. Their role in family is considered to be secondary.

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1 0 Contents
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2 1 Introduction 1
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  1.1 General Statement Of The Problem 1
  1.2 Rationale Of The Study 4
  1.3 General Focus On Women In Pakistan 5
  1.4 Focus On Women In Rural Areas Of Pakistan 12
  1.5 Focus On Women In Rural Sindh 14
  1.6 Factors Of Women Discrimination In Rural Sindh 22
  1.7 Scope Of The Study 27
  1.8 Objectives Of The Study 28
  1.9 Hypotheses Of The Study 29
  1.10 Variables Of The Study 30
  1.11 Key Concepts 31
3 2 Theoretical Background And Review Of Literature 34
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  2.1 Theoretical Background On Gender Discrimination 34
  2.2 Discrimination Against Women; Sociological Perspective 43
  2.3 Review Of Related Literature 48
4 3 Research Methodology 82
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  3.1 Introduction 82
  3.2 Research Deign 83
  3.3 Type Of Study 84
  3.4 Universe 85
  3.5 Sample Size 86
  3.6 The Methods Of Sampling 87
  3.7 Methods Of Data Collection 89
  3.8 Analysis Of Data 90
  3.9 Pre-Testing 90
  3.10 Coding And Tabulation 90
  3.11 Statistical Methods Of Analysis 91
  3.12 Interpreting Research Results 93
5 4 Simple Tables 95
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  4.1 Statistical Testing Of Hypotheses 169
6 5 Conclusion 199
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  5.1 Summary Of The Study 199
  5.2 Findings Of The Simple Tables 201
  5.3 Findings Of The Statistical Analysis Of Hypotheses 210
  5.4 Conclusions 215
  5.5 Limitation Of The Study 218
  5.6 Recommendations 218
7 6 Bibliography 219
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8 7 Appendices 230
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