The Determinants of Self-Eployment in Pakistan: Evidence From Primary Data Analysis
AbstractAbstract: The foremost objective of this paper is to investigate the various determinants of self-employment in Pakistan, considering primary source of data at the district level. The sample of 494 workers residing in Bahawalpur district has been interviewed. We have employed Logistic Regression technique to estimate the determinants of self-employment model. The study concludes that experience and age of the workers have positive and significant impact on self-employment. Moreover, educational attainment and good health variables have also significant and positive influence on workers’ decision to be self-employed. Based on the results and discussions, study suggests that government should provide technical and agricultural education at basic and secondary level to the workers. It is also concluded that health facilities should be provided at the massive scale particularly in rural areas.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 28196.
Date of creation: 15 Jun 2010
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Publication status: Published in Journal of Political Studies Summer.17(2010): pp. 151-165
Self-Employment; Logistic Regression; Experience; Health; Educational attainment; Household assets; Bahawalpur; Pakistan;
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- D10 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - General
- J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand
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