Title

Gender Socialization Among Pakistani Preadolescents And Adolescents

Abstract/Description

The paper aims to learn more about how the lives of enrolled children is different from non-students. Findings show that while girls and boys are substituting unpaid and paid work respectively for the gender neutral activity of learning, there is no evidence to show that school enrolment changes the patterns of traditional gender roles as girls continue to perform more care work while boys continue not to participate in household maintenance or care activities. Also, public arena remains a heavily masculinized space, and school enrolment status is not associated with increased gender balance in these spaces: Although school enrolment increases time with peers and teachers at school and away from one’s own dwelling for both boys and girls, it is not associated with the increased presence of girls in public parks, libraries, community centers and similar locations in the public arena.

JEL Codes

JEL Classifications: B540, I240, I250, J160, Z130

Session Theme

Youth Development and Society - Session - IIIC

Session Type

Parallel Technical Session

Session Chair

Irene Martinez Fernandez Lecturer - IBA Karachi

Session Discussant

Dr. Zeeshan Atiq Assistant Professor - University of Karachi

Start Date

7-4-2021 5:30 PM

End Date

3-4-2021 4:00 PM

Comments

Zehra Aftab: Faculty Fellow at American University, Washington DC.

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Gender Socialization Among Pakistani Preadolescents And Adolescents

The paper aims to learn more about how the lives of enrolled children is different from non-students. Findings show that while girls and boys are substituting unpaid and paid work respectively for the gender neutral activity of learning, there is no evidence to show that school enrolment changes the patterns of traditional gender roles as girls continue to perform more care work while boys continue not to participate in household maintenance or care activities. Also, public arena remains a heavily masculinized space, and school enrolment status is not associated with increased gender balance in these spaces: Although school enrolment increases time with peers and teachers at school and away from one’s own dwelling for both boys and girls, it is not associated with the increased presence of girls in public parks, libraries, community centers and similar locations in the public arena.