Unemployment and its Determinants: A Study of Pakistan Economy (1999-2010)

Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, ISSN 2222-1700 (Paper), ISSN 2222-2855 (Online), Vol. 5, No. 13, 2014

6 Pages Posted: 27 Oct 2014

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Muhammad Arslan

Bahria University Alumnus; Lincoln University (NZ)

Rashid Zaman

Lincoln University New Zealand

Date Written: October 26, 2014

Abstract

This study has been conducted to determine the determinants which cause the unemployment in economy of Pakistan for the period of 1999-2010. Unemployment is political and social issue in all the countries. In this study, foreign direct investment, gross domestic product rate, CPI based inflation rate and population growth rate is taken as explanatory variables. In this study ordinary least square model is used for determining the results. Findings of this paper shows that foreign direct investment, gross domestic product rate and CPI based inflation rate has negative impact on unemployment. Population growth rate has positive relationship with unemployment and it contributes to unemployment. This study also confirmed the tradeoff between inflation and unemployment.

Keywords: Unemployment, Foreign Direct Investment, Gross Domestic Product, Inflation Rate

Suggested Citation

Arslan, Muhammad and Zaman, Rashid, Unemployment and its Determinants: A Study of Pakistan Economy (1999-2010) (October 26, 2014). Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, ISSN 2222-1700 (Paper), ISSN 2222-2855 (Online), Vol. 5, No. 13, 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2515075 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2515075

Muhammad Arslan (Contact Author)

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Rashid Zaman

Lincoln University New Zealand ( email )

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Chrsitchurch, 7647
New Zealand

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