Analysis of the Province-Wise Literacy Rate and its effect on the Pakistan’s Economy
Author(s) : Farah Khan (PhD) 1, Waseem Ur Rehman 2, Anfal Afridi 3
Abstract:This study aims to investigate the province-wise literacy rate of Pakistan and its impact on the country's economy. Pakistan has struggled with low literacy rates, which can be attributed to a lack of investment in the education sector and a lack of technological advancements. The study reveals that literacy rates have a significant impact on a country's national income measured by Gross Domestic Product (GDP). However, cultural factors, gender inequality, low GDP per capita, political instability, and terrorism have hindered the progress of improving literacy rates. In this study, we discuss the differences, causes, and potential solutions related to province-wise literacy rates in Pakistan. The study provides insights into how increasing literacy rates can contribute to the country's economic growth and development. The research highlights the need for policymakers to invest in the education sector and address the cultural and societal issues that impede literacy rate growth. Overall, this study offers valuable information to policymakers, researchers, and other stakeholders interested in improving literacy rates and promoting economic growth in Pakistan.
Keywords: Education; national income; Province wise literacy rate; public expenditure; Pakistan