Impact of Socio-Cultural Factors on Women’s Higher Education


  • Rida Khan Student Advisor, Humanities and Social sciences, Bahria university Islamabad
  • Dr. Sheharyar Khan
  • Babar Development Professional


The literacy rate is directly proportional to the development of a society. Pakistan lags behind other countries of the region in educating its masses. But since society is patriarchal, women face more problems than men in acquiring education. In this research, the prime objective was to find the socio-cultural factors that could become a barrier in acquiring higher education of women. Parental attitudes regarding the importance of educating girls may contribute to the education gender gap in rural areas. This research analyses the data collected from female students pursuing higher education Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Mainly socio-culture factors are highlighted in this research.




How to Cite

Khan, R. ., Dr. Sheharyar Khan, & Khan, M. . (2020). Impact of Socio-Cultural Factors on Women’s Higher Education. Pakistan Review of Social Sciences (PRSS), 1(2), 36–46. Retrieved from