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Characteristics of the Workers in the Urban InformalSector of Pakistan

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  • A. R. Kemal

    (planning commission of pakistan)

  • Zafar Mahmood

    (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad)

Abstract

The urban informal sector of Pakistan is both large and growing rapidly, covering host of different activities. To understand the development-oriented and job-promoting character of the informal sector, it is useful to have knowledge about the characteristics of self-employed, who manage and promote this sector. This report analyses the basic characteristics of self-employed and the factors, which influence their decision to start an informal sector enterprise. The knowledge about the characteristics and the factors contributing in decision-making has been utilized by this report to suggest a set of policies to policy-makers who wants to work out a programme of self-employment promotion.

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Paper provided by Pakistan Institute of Development Economics in its series PIDE-Working Papers with number 1998:160.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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Handle: RePEc:pid:wpaper:1998:160

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  1. Ayaz Ahmed, 1998. "Stock Market Interl inkages in Emerging Markets," PIDE-Working Papers 1998:159, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.
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Cited by:
  1. Mohammad, Irfan, 1999. "Rural non-farm sector in Pakistan," MPRA Paper 38152, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Sarfraz Khan Qureshi & Musleh-ud Din & Ejaz Ghani & Kalbe Abbas & Masood Ishfaq Ahmad & Akhtiar Hussain Shah, 1998. "Economic Performance, Cost Structure,and Programme Placement of Bank Branches in Pakistan," PIDE-Working Papers 1998:165, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.
  3. Zafar Mahmood, 1998. "A Social Sector Strategy for Pakistan," PIDE-Working Papers 1998:163, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.
  4. Muhammad Irfan, 2010. "A Review of the Labour Market Research at PIDE 1957-2009," PIDE Books, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, number 2010:1 edited by Rashid Amjad & Aurangzeb A. Hashmi, September.

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