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2012 (Vol. 4, Issue: 1)
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Labor Force Participation and Gender Inequalities: Comparative Analysis of Pakistan and Malaysia

Najeebullah Khan, Adnan Hussein, Qamar Afaq and Zahid Awan
Corresponding Author:  Najeebullah Khan 

Key words:  Gender inequalities, labour force participation, Malaysia and Pakistan, time series plot, , ,
Vol. 4 , (1): 45-55
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2011 October, 23 2011 December, 08 2012 January, 25

In this study we analyzed gender inequalities in labour force participation of the two Asian Countries namely Pakistan and Malaysia. Gender inequalities in labour market are analyzed and updated using recent time series data of 2005 to 2009. The data are drawn from different sources including various Integrated Household Surveys, Labour Force Surveys, Economic Surveys and Labour Force Survey Reports of the two countries. The results indicate significant gender differences in the labour force participation rate and status of employment of the two countries. Labour force participation rate of female is 20% and the male is 71% in Pakistan whereas in Malaysia the participation rate of female is 46% and the male is 80%. Furthermore women of age group 25 to 29 and women of age group 35 to 39 years are the most productive age intervals in Malaysia and Pakistan, respectively. The general increase in the participation of youth in Malaysia are due to rapid expansion of educational facilities, equal access of female to every level of education, delayed marriages and reduced fertility rate while increased participation of the interval group of 35 to 39 is due to the induction of married women in the labour market in Pakistan.
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Najeebullah Khan, Adnan Hussein, Qamar Afaq and Zahid Awan, 2012. Labor Force Participation and Gender Inequalities: Comparative Analysis of Pakistan and Malaysia.  Current Research Journal of Social Sciences, 4(1): 45-55.
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