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A Decomposition of Male-Female Earnings Differentials

Rehana Siddiqui () and Rizwana Siddiqui

The Pakistan Development Review, 1998, vol. 37, issue 4, 885-898

Abstract: The participation of women in paid economic activities has increased in almost all the countries and Pakistan is no exception.1 However, the quantitative increase in female participation in market production has neither led to qualitative improvements in their lives nor to equality of opportunity and treatment between males and females at home and in the labour market. In emerging global economic scenario, the role of females in a country’s economic development is becoming critical. This will be a major issue in the next century, as welfare of a society can not be improved unless specific measures are undertaken to improve the socio-economic status of women. In this study we intend to examine the role of females in labour market, particularly their earnings relative to the earnings of males.

Date: 1998
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