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Type Working Paper
Title Public/Private Sector Policies Pertaining to Female Employment in Textile Sector of Pakistan. A Case study of Karachi textile factories.
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2011
URL http://staging.tasa.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Khan-Khan-R0050-Final.pdf
Female workforce in the Textile Industry of Pakistan belongs to the lower socio-economic income group. They support there families financially and on average perform well than their male counterparts. In our society, where females are mostly limited to household responsibilities, these females are working pretty well for themselves. Without any assistance from the Government sector, most of them are not even aware of their rights and hence, they are ignored. The objective of this study was to explore the policies and provisions extended by the Private sector and the role of Government in encouraging the Textile sector in Karachi. And to find out how gender-gap, working conditions, demographics and female immobility affects the status of female employment. The research is quantitative, qualitative, descriptive & explorative in nature. With the help of convenience sampling technique, 60 female workers were selected from 2 textile factories in Karachi. A questionnaire was developed in Urdu for the purpose of data collection and General Linear Model has been used to analyze the data.

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