Pakistan employment trends for women 2009

The analysis in this issues discusses the economic integration of women and their access to decent work opportunities. The results confirm persistent gender inequalities in the labour market.

During the last decade women's labour force participation grew substantially in Pakistan. This gave a reason to hope that the newly obtained economic autonomy for women would also bring greater gender equality in the country. In order to determine how far these expectations are being realized, it is necessary to monitor labour market trends through gender sensitive lens. In this regard, this issue of Pakistan Employment Trends focuses specifically on labour market trends for women.