Analyzing the Impact of Education on Women’s Empowerment: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Analysis




Meta-analysis, Correlation, Education, Women empowerment


This research paper presents a meta-analysis conducted to examine the relationship between women empowerment and education, income, holdings, family size, and age. As the variable with most available data was education hence the Meta analysis conducted between it and empowerment for the study. Overall 104 research papers are selected from various sources, in which empowerment is analysed by variables. To conduct the meta-analysis, and the “Metafor” package in R-programming was used for data analysis. Information and data were extracted from all the selected 104 publications and compiled in an MS Excel Sheet. A list of the information extracted from the publications and recorded in the MS Excel Sheet. Out of 104 research papers, 84 papers are excluded since a correlation value was not found. The remaining 17 research papers are further explored, it was found that 7 of them again need to be excluded due to a lack of suitable data. Finally, only 9 research papers found which are having correlation value between education and woman empowerment. The findings revealed that education is a common factor in most studies and has a significant impact on women empowerment. Among the selected papers, nine studies were found to have a correlation value between education and women empowerment. The meta-analysis results indicated that there is no statistically significant difference between education and women empowerment at a 95% confidence level. Heterogeneity was observed among the studies, suggesting variations in the effect size. Overall, this study contributes to the understanding of the relationship between education and women empowerment.

Author Biographies

Dr Keerti Jain, Associate Professor, Area Chair (Business Analytics & IT), IMT CDL Ghaziabad

Dr. Keerti Jain is an Associate Professor and Area Chair for Business Analytics & IT at IMT CDL Ghaziabad. Previously, she worked at NIIT University, Neemrana, in various roles, including Programme Coordinator and committee member. She organized the International Conferences ENTENTE 2022 and 2023. At GD Goenka University, she served as Associate Professor and faculty-in-charge of Mathematics, contributing to the Board of Studies and research committees. Dr. Jain holds a PhD in Statistics and has specialized in the Design of Experiments. She is experienced in Data Science, Predictive Analytics, Big Data Analysis, and Operations Research, with proficiency in SAS, SPSS, and R-programming. With over 17 years of teaching and research experience, she has published and presented numerous research papers. She has been invited to lecture at various institutions and has received awards, including the "Best Faculty Award 2009" and "Faculty Excellence Award 2012."

Dr Neeti Mathur, Assistant Professor, Sir Padampat Singhania University, Bhatewar, Rajasthan

Dr Neeti Mathur is an Assistant Professor at Sir Padampat Singhania University, Udaipur in School of Management since 2022. She holds a Ph.D. in Accounting from Janardan Rai Nagar Rajasthan Vidyapeeth University, Udaipur (Rajasthan). CS from Institute of Company Secretaries of India and a qualified Certified Management Accountant from The Institute of Cost Accountants of India. She is NET-JRF in Management. She is C.A. Inter from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. She has 17 years of teaching and research experience, her teaching interests’ areas are Accounting, Finance and taxation. While her research focus includes financial reporting, corporate governance, capital structure, financial inclusion, microfinance, and risk management. She has published 35 research papers and articles in peer reviewed, UGC listed, Scopus, Elsevier and ABDC listed international and national journals and has presented papers at various national and international conferences. She is reviewer of reputed national and international research journals and conferences. Before joining SPSU she was associated with NIIT University, Neemrana as Assistant Professor. Prior to that she was associated as Assistant Professor in Faculty of Management Studies in Janardan Rai Nagar Rajasthan Vidyapeeth University, Udaipur.


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How to Cite

Jain, K., & Mathur, N. (2024). Analyzing the Impact of Education on Women’s Empowerment: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Analysis. RESEARCH REVIEW International Journal of Multidisciplinary, 9(6), 232–240.