Family Size, Composition and Women Work in Informal Sector

Malik, Shahnawaz; Khan, Tasnim
December 2009
Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences (PJSS);Dec2009, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p223
Academic Journal
The paper highlights the effects of family composition of women workers (16-60 years) in informal sector on their contribution in family income. Employing the OLS model on 1780 observations it is found that family size and number of old age persons (more than 60 years) in the family, dependency ratio and if the eldest sibling of the main couple is male have positive effect on contribution. The number of infants, number of male and female children (5-15 years) in the family, number of male and female prime-age children (more than 15 years) and number of adult males in the family have shown negative effect on the contribution of women in the family income. The ratio of male to female children (5-15 years) and the number of working children also affect the contribution of women negatively.


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