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Labor force participation of married women in Punjab (Pakistan)

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  • Toseef Azid
  • Rana Ejaz Ali Khan
  • Adnan M.S. Alamasi

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Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to highlight the factors that influence the decision of married women (in the age group of 16-60 years) to participate in labor force activities. Design/methodology/approach - This is an empirical study employing the non-linear maximum likelihood probability (probit) function on primary data (3,911 observations). Findings - Besides other variables it has been observed that poverty remains an important determinant of female labor participation. Research limitations/implications - On the basis of this paper, a socio-economic policy can be formulated for a developing country like Pakistan. Practical implications - A development policy (especially considering the gender aspects) can be formulated on the basis of this research for the enhancement of human resource development for a developing and an orthodox economy like Pakistan. Originality/value - This paper is beneficial to researchers, policy makers, and social scientists for the enhancement of the level of social welfare and equity through its findings.

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  • Toseef Azid & Rana Ejaz Ali Khan & Adnan M.S. Alamasi, 2010. "Labor force participation of married women in Punjab (Pakistan)," International Journal of Social Economics, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 37(8), pages 592-612, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:eme:ijsepp:v:37:y:2010:i:8:p:592-612
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