Vol. 3 No. 1 (2016)
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Analysis of Joint Hours of Work Function of Currently Married Working Couples: A Case Study of Pakistan

Amtul Hafeez
Assistant Professor of Economics, National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad, Pakistan
Eatzaz Ahmad
Professor and ex-Vice Chancellor, Quaid-E-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan

Published 2016-03-23

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Keywords

  • Labor supply, Currently married couples, Hours of work, Husbands, Wives, Pakistan.

How to Cite

Hafeez, A., & Ahmad, E. (2016). Analysis of Joint Hours of Work Function of Currently Married Working Couples: A Case Study of Pakistan. Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Management Studies, 3(1), 75–81. https://doi.org/10.20448/journal.500/2016.3.1/500.1.75.81

Abstract

This study highlights various socio-economic and demographic factors, which influence the hours of work of currently married couples in Pakistan. The study is based on Pakistan Labor Force Survey data 2007-08. We have employed ordinary least square (OLS) technique in order to empirically investigate the effect of different factors on combined hours of work of couples. The study finds that education level has strong and positive impact on work hours of couples. Moreover, couples in the households belonging to urban areas work more hours than those in rural areas. Among demographic factors, age, family set up and small children (0-5years) have important effect on hours of work of couples.

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