This study analyses the woman's status labourmarket of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Four workingstates: self-employed, paid employees, and unpaid family helperswere investigated. Data were collected about individuals andhousehold characteristics of women aged between (15-60) yearsfrom the Pakistan Social and Living Standard MeasurementSurvey (PSLM, 2014-15). The estimated results based onMultinomial Logit (MNL) suggest a positive and significant impactof women's age on all working categories in the labour market. Thewoman who owns a house, or the married woman, with multiplechildren or having a combined family system, or the residents ofthe countryside have less likelihood to take part in paid works.Participation in paid works decreases with the increase in thenumber of children, whereas participation in self-employmentincreases with the increase in the number of children. Theprobability of female participation in all four working statesincreases with the increase in the number of working individualsin the family. Whereas, probability of women's participation in thelabor market decrease with the Joint family system, house owning,marriage, or higher household income.
1-Tamanna Bibi PhD Research Scholar, Department of Economics, University of Peshawar, KP, Pakistan.2-Amjad Amin Assistant professor, Department of Economics, University of Peshawar, KP, Pakistan.3-Jabbar ul Haq Assistant professor, Department of Economics, University of Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan.
Labour Market, Women Status, Labor Force Participation, Multinomial Model