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Women in the Workforce in Peshawar (English)

Pakistan’s female labor force participation (FLFP) remains low by regional and global standards, and major disparities are observed between rural and urban FLFP, with the latter being significantly lower. The World Bank’s multimethod Women in the Workforce study investigates the patterns and challenges that govern urban FLFP. This Note analyzes women’s labor market outcomes as reported by women in Peshawar city in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, using data collected as part of the World Bank’s Peshawar Urban Household Survey (PUHS). This Note was developed as a collaborative effort between the World Bank’s Pakistan Gender and Social Inclusion Platform and the Pakistan Poverty and Equity Program. Further efforts under the Women in the Workforce study will present FLFP findings from other urban cities in Pakistan.




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Women in the Workforce in Peshawar (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.