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Gender Based Wage Discrimination and Its Impact on Performance of Blue Collar Workers: Evidence from Pakistan


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  • Syed Mohammad Naqi Abbas

    (Khadim Ali Shah Bukhari Institute of Technology (KASBIT))

  • Shaikh Asim Athar
  • Gobind Herani


The main aim of this study was to: (i) analyze the effects of wage discrimination in gender among blue collar workers in manufacturing organizations, and specific objectives were to (i) identify that gender discrimination plays a vital role in employees’ pay dissatisfaction (ii) analyze whether or not a significant difference between women’s and men’s pay do effect their productivity. Gender plays vital role in determining wage rate especially when there level of job is lower. Literature reviews revealed that majority of manufacturing organizations do discriminate among gender at the time of distribution on even setting the wage rates of different gender. For getting responses of these queries, a closed ended questionnaire was used to find out the employee’s responses about the gender discrimination and its impact on the performance of blue-collar workers. This study reveals that manufacturing organizations do discriminate among gender at the time of distribution on even setting the wage rates of different gender. It recommended to all organizations whether services or manufacturing concern that the better working environment with no discrimination consequently increases the productivity of the employees as well as of an organization.

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Article provided by Khadim Ali Shah Bukhari Institute of Technology (KASBIT) in its journal KASBIT Bussiness Journal.

Volume (Year): 3 (2010)
Issue (Month): (December)
Pages: 45-66

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Handle: RePEc:ksb:journl:v:3:y:2010:p:45-66

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Keywords: Gender Discrimination; Manufacturing Organizations; Wages; Blue-Collar;

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