031 - Qaeem, A. Q.

Abdul Qayoom Qaeem:

Female labor force participation and its influencing factors in the urban areas of Afghanistan - a case study of Herat City



This study is an effort to find the influencing factors of female labor force participation in Herat City, Afghanistan. The objective of the present study is to identify the influencing factors that can affect negatively or positively on females’ employment in Herat City. In the present study, data was obtained from two urban areas of Herat city through interviews with 320 qualified females from age of 15 through 64. The logic model was used for analysis and Logit regression model was used to estimate the determinants of the females’ employment. The results indicate that education, skill, age, internal and external migration, and numbers of employed females have significantly positive effects on employment of females in Herat City. Conversely, the study found that family assets and number of educated persons in the family have a significantly negative effect on the employment of women in this city. The study also shows that household size, gender of family head, number of employed males, number of children (under 7), marital status, number of participants contributing in the family expenditure provision, and location have no significant effect on female labor force participation.

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