Factors Determining the Labor Force Participation Decision of Educated Married Women in a District of Punjab (W-74)

Factors Determining the Labor Force Participation Decision of Educated Married Women in a District of Punjab (W-74)

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  • Wednesday | 01 May, 2002
  • Amtul Hafeez
  • Working Papers
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Amtul Hafeez and Eatzaz Ahmed 2002 Abstract The study identifies the various socio-economic and demographic factors, which influence the decision of educated married women about participating in the labor market. The study is based on the field survey conducted in the district Mandi Bahaudin. We have employed logit and probit models in order to empirically identify the effect of education level of husband and wife, women age, household structure, and size, household income, and asset ownership and rural/urban residence on female labor force participation (hereafter FLFP). The study finds that the females’ education level is strong and positive determinant of FLFP.  However, monthly household income, number of workers in the household other than husband and wife and financial assets are significantly and inversely related to it. Among demographic factors, age and household structure and size affect the FLFP rate positively.