Poverty and Social Impact Analysis of Stipend Program for Secondary School Girls of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa(PB-32)

Poverty and Social Impact Analysis of Stipend Program for Secondary School Girls of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa(PB-32)

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  • Monday | 06 May, 2013
  • Vaqar Ahmed, Mohammad Zeeshan, Muhammad Tahir Ali
  • Policy Briefs/Papers
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Vaqar Ahmed Muhammad Zeshan Muhammad Tahir Ali May 2013

Introduction:

The provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa initiated a stipend program in 2007, which aimed to increase female secondary school enrolments. The target area of this program comprised seven backward districts, such as Batagram, Bonair, Hangu, Kohistan, Shangla, Tank, and Upper Dir. Stipend money of Rs 200 per month was given to each girl  from the year 2006 onwards (between class 6-10). A preliminary analysis indicates that educational gender gap is much high at all levels of education, including primary, middle and high. For an indepth analysis, the present study has also conducted the household surveys and employed Probit regression technique. Table 1, as mentioned below, specifies some basic facts of education system in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.