International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

Online ISSN: 2349-4182
Print ISSN: 2349-5979

Vol. 2, Issue 10 (2015)

Factors Affecting Aggregate Work Hours of Married Working Couples in Pakistan

Author(s): Amtul Hafeez
Abstract: This study identifies various factors, which control the hours of work of currently married couples in Pakistan. The study is conducted on the basis of Pakistan Labor Force Survey data 2007-08. The study employed cross tabulation technique to investigate the effect of different factors on combined work hours of couples. The study finds that education has strong positive impact on work hours of couples. Moreover, couples in the families living in urban areas work longer hours than those in rural areas. Among demographic factors, age, and family set up have imperative effect on hours of work of couples.
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