Faridi, Muhammad Zahir and Chaudhry, Imran Sharif and Anwar, Mumtaz (2009): The Socio-Economic and Demographic Determinants of Women Work Participation in Pakistan: Evidence from Bahawalpur District. Published in: South Asian Studies , Vol. 24, No. 2 (1. July 2009): pp. 353-369.
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The analysis of labour market participation is useful for formulating employment and human resource development policies. Females form almost more than half of the total population in Pakistan play a very important role in the country. The present study endeavors to estimate the various factors which affect the women work participation. The study is based on the cross-section data collected through field survey. The logistic regression technique is employed to estimate the determinants of female labour force participation. Educational attainment levels turn out to be very significant determinant. Female’s labour force participation rises with increasing level of education. Presence of children in early age groups reduces the female labour force participation. The results of the study conclude that female education is necessary for better employment opportunities.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The Socio-Economic and Demographic Determinants of Women Work Participation in Pakistan: Evidence from Bahawalpur District|
|Keywords:||Female labor force participation; Female education; Household Income; Family Dependents; Marital Status; Children; Logit Model; Pakistan|
|Subjects:||C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C2 - Single Equation Models; Single Variables > C23 - Models with Panel Data; Longitudinal Data; Spatial Time Series
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J8 - Labor Standards: National and International > J82 - Labor Force Composition
|Depositing User:||Mumtaz Anwar|
|Date Deposited:||25. May 2010 01:09|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 19:59|
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