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Type Journal Article - Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research
Title An In-Depth Analysis of Women’s Labor Force Participation in Pakistan
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Volume 15
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2013
Page numbers 208-215
URL http://idosi.org/mejsr/mejsr15(2)13/6.pdf
Abstract
Women in Pakistan are subjected to severe employment discrimination. Theorist claims that female employment has positive impact on country economy and women wellbeing. Labor force data from Pakistan bureau of statistics and World Bank suggests that labor force participation of women in Pakistan, as percentage of total women workforce and percentage of total countries work force is below par when compared to international standard and developed countries. Moreover majority of women are accumulated in informal sectors mostly agriculture. The reason for this gender discrimination is ingrained in political, legal, economic and cultural factors that adversely affect the status of women, limit the employment opportunities and employment options for women. It is suggested that holistic change approach should be initiated in country by the country, supported by media and accepted by masses.

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