Correlates of Women’s Labor Force Supply in Pakistan

  • Abdul Ghafoor Awan Dean, Faculty of Management and Social Sciences, Institute of Southern Punjab, Multan, PAKISTAN
  • Zahir Faridi Director, School of Economics, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, PAKISTAN
  • Shazia Bibi 3M.Phil. Economics Scholar, Department of Economics, Institute of Southern Punjab, Multan, PAKISTAN
Keywords: Labour Market, working hours, women participation, family size


This study has analyzed correlation among those variables that affect women working hours in labor market in Pakistan. We used primary data that was collected from the rural and urban areas of District Multan. A sample of 300 women having eight years education was taken randomly and formal questionnaire was constructed for this purpose. Ordinary Least Square method was applied for estimation of parameters. The results of our empirical study show that various variables have expected signs in analysis. We found that joint family setup, family expenditures, number of dependent, working days and wage rate impact positively and significantly to the working hours of women. In contrast, number of children, nuclear family size, etcare inversely related to the women working hours. Therefore, we suggest that there should be provision of better education for women to improve their working hours and participation rate in labor market.





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Awan, A. G., Faridi, Z. and Bibi, S. (2016) “Correlates of Women’s Labor Force Supply in Pakistan”, Global Disclosure of Economics and Business, 5(1), pp. 27-36. Available at: (Accessed: 14October2019).