IMPACT OF GENDER AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS OF SINGLE PARENT ON EDUCATION ATTAINMENT IN PAKISTAN
By employing the Pakistan Social and Living Standard measurement survey (PSLM) the study made an attempt to fill the gap in literature by assessing the impact of scoioeconomic status of single parenting (single mother or single father) on the education attainment of children in Pakistan. The study compares the effect of single parenting at overall Pakistan as well as by regions. The results concluded that there exists significant difference between the mean years of education of a single mother child and single father child in Pakistan during the year 2014-15 and 2019-20. However, there is no significant difference between the education attainment of single mother child and single father child in the year 2004-05. Household size has negative relationship whereas, small and large assets holding has positive effect on education attainment for entire period of analysis. The findings at regional level (i.e., rural and urban) suggest that parent years of education and age has positive and significant effect on child educational attainment. Moreover, the ownership of small and large asset holding also have positive effect on education attainment of child. However, household size of single parent is negatively associated with educational attainment of child.