44% Pakistanis say they would encourage their female child to pursue a career in either medicine or teaching: Survey

Islamabad, December 14, 2017 (PPI-OT):According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup and Gilani Pakistan, 44% Pakistanis say they would encourage their female child to pursue a career in either medicine or teaching.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked, “What profession would you like your daughter to take? (Give a hypothetical answer even if you don’t have children).” In response to this question, 23% said doctor, 21% said teacher/professor, 14% said government servant, 11% said engineer, 10% said business, 7% each said army or police, 2% each said a private sector job or a judge/lawyer. 3% did not respond.

Question: “What profession would you like your daughter to take? (Give a hypothetical answer even if you don’t have children).” (Only one response possible)

The study was released by Gilani Research Foundation and carried out by Gallup and Gilani Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 1795 women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, October 30-November 06, 2017. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

For more information, contact:
Group Manager
Gilani Research Foundation
Islamabad
Tel: +92-51-2655630
E-mail: fatima.idrees@gilanifoundation.com

   

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