The Determinants of Female Child Labour in Pakistan: The Case of Multan City


  • Anum Imran Visiting Lecturer, School of Economics, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan
  • Fatima Farooq Lecturer, School of Economics Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan
  • Imran Sharif Chaudhry Professor , School of Economics, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan



Determinants, Female Child Labour, Per-Capita income, Family size


The ever-rising danger of child labour has created several problems in
Pakistan. The purpose of this study is to find out those determinants which
affect the female child labour in Multan and also identify some new
determinants which affect the incidence of the child labour. Data has been
collected for 200 female labourers, employed as maidservants, baby sitters
and other household activities. The results of the study show that female
child labour decreases due to increase in schools, assets, per-capita income,
transfer payments, education and number of employed members in a family
while on the other hand; large family size increases the female child labour.
On the basis of the econometric analysis, we may suggest that government
officers, media experts, members of non-government organizations and
educationists should make serious and sincere efforts to achieve the
objective of decreasing the incidence of female child labour and develop
their living situations.


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Anum Imran, Fatima Farooq, & Imran Sharif Chaudhry. (2020). The Determinants of Female Child Labour in Pakistan: The Case of Multan City. Review of Economics and Development Studies, 2(1), 1-10.

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