Gender, employment and careers in Pakistan

Sammar Javed, Jawad Syed, Royce Turner

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This chapter looks at women’s labour market position in Pakistan, and examines the religio-cultural, economic and legal factors that determine and affect their career progress. The context is a long-established tradition of a lack of female participation in formal, paid employment (though many do work in a vast ‘informal sector’); a clear division in the economic sectors in which men and women are active; and a stark contrast between men and women in the labour market hierarchy. It is noted, however, that economic necessity, technological change and a trend to delay marriages are militating to promote female participation in economic activity, and that women’s empowerment schemes, examined in the chapter, will also contribute to this. Undoubtedly, these factors and interventions will make a difference to many individual women’s lives, but whether they are sufficient to promote wider change in the economic structure remains in question.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Handbook of Diversity and Careers
EditorsAdelina M. Broadbridge, Sandra L. Fielden
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Chapter20
ISBN (Electronic)9781785365607
ISBN (Print)9781785365591
Publication statusPublished - May 2018

Publication series

NameNew Horizons in Management
PublisherEdward Elgar

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Pakistan
career
gender
change in the economic structure
labor market
legal factors
market position
participation
economic sector
informal sector
technological change
cultural factors
economic factors
economics
empowerment
marriage
lack
trend
Labour market
Participation

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Javed, S., Syed, J., & Turner, R. (2018). Gender, employment and careers in Pakistan. In A. M. Broadbridge, & S. L. Fielden (Eds.), Research Handbook of Diversity and Careers (New Horizons in Management). Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd..
Javed, Sammar ; Syed, Jawad ; Turner, Royce. / Gender, employment and careers in Pakistan. Research Handbook of Diversity and Careers. editor / Adelina M. Broadbridge ; Sandra L. Fielden. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2018. (New Horizons in Management).
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Javed, S, Syed, J & Turner, R 2018, Gender, employment and careers in Pakistan. in AM Broadbridge & SL Fielden (eds), Research Handbook of Diversity and Careers. New Horizons in Management, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.

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Research Handbook of Diversity and Careers. ed. / Adelina M. Broadbridge; Sandra L. Fielden. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2018. (New Horizons in Management).

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