PARTICIPATION OF MARRIED WOMEN IN ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES IN RURAL PUNJAB

Using probit model on 3421 observations obtained from The Pakistan Integrated Household Survey (PIHS) 1998-99 the paper identifies the factors that are likely to influence the participation decision of married women living in rural Punjab. It is found that age of women, and husbands working in agriculture sector have significant positive effect on the participation of rural women in economic activities. Household percapita income, women education, her migration status, husbands' literacy level and his age have strong negative effect. No significant effect of joint family system, number of children, and the female being head of the household have been found.


Editor(s):
RAHMAN, MD. HABIBUR
MIA, MD. IDRIS ALI
Issue Date:
Dec 31 2005
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISSN 0237-3539 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/200222
Published in:
Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 28, Number 1-2
Page range:
61-71
Total Pages:
11
Series Statement:
XXXVIII
1 & 2




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