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Female Labour Force Participation Rates in Rural Pakistan: Some Fundamental Explanations and Policy Implications

  • M. GHAFFAR CHAUDHRY

    (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad)

  • ZUBEDA KHAN

    (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad)

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    Labour supply is a key element in socio-economic development, and although the size, growth and composition of population have a strong bearing on its supply in an economy, the actual labour supply is a function of the labour force participation rate defmed as the ratio of the population engaged in or seeking gainful employment to the working-age population. In Pakistan gainful employment means not only work for payor profit but also unpaid help from family members, and the working-age population refers to the group of those aged 10 years or more.

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    Volume (Year): 26 (1987)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 687-698

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