Causes of Unemployment among Highly Educated Women in Pakistan: A Case Study of Bahawalnagar District

Pakistan Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Jan-June 2013, Volume 1, No. 1, Pages 1-10

10 Pages Posted: 5 Dec 2015 Last revised: 8 Dec 2015

See all articles by Dr. Furrukh Bashir

Dr. Furrukh Bashir

University of the Punjab (PU) - Department of Economics; The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Tusawar Ahmad

The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Tehmina Hidayat

The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Date Written: December 3, 2015

Abstract

The objective of the study is to find out the causes of unemployment among educated women in Bahawalnagar district of Pakistan. The research is based on primary data collected through questionnaire method from urban and rural areas. Using probit model, the finding state that age, education, husband’s education, father’s education, mother’s education, total employed persons at home, mother’s job status and technical education are reducing unemployment while joint family system, number of children and household size are causes of higher unemployment among educated women in Bahawalnagar district.

Keywords: Age, Education, Family System, Unemployment, Family size

JEL Classification: A23, B21, C13, C35, C83, J64, Y10

Suggested Citation

Bashir, Furrukh and Ahmad, Tusawar and Hidayat, Tehmina, Causes of Unemployment among Highly Educated Women in Pakistan: A Case Study of Bahawalnagar District (December 3, 2015). Pakistan Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Jan-June 2013, Volume 1, No. 1, Pages 1-10. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2698785

Furrukh Bashir (Contact Author)

University of the Punjab (PU) - Department of Economics ( email )

Lahore
Pakistan

The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan ( email )

Bahawalpur, Punjab 63100
Pakistan

Tusawar Ahmad

The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan ( email )

Bahawalpur, Punjab 63100
Pakistan

Tehmina Hidayat

The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan ( email )

Bahawalpur, Punjab 63100
Pakistan

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