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dc.contributor.authorAmjad, Rashid
dc.contributor.authorYusuf, Anam
dc.coverage.spatialPAKISTAN
dc.creatorUN.ESCAP
dc.creatorSouth Asia Research Network (SARNET)
dc.creatorInternational Labour Organization (ILO)
dc.creatorInternational Development Research Centre (IDRC)
dc.creatorGovernment of Canada
dc.creatorInstitute for Human Development (IHD)
dc.creatorSubregional Office for South and South-West Asia
dc.date.accessioned2023-03-02T02:33:01Z
dc.date.available2023-03-02T02:33:01Z
dc.date.copyright2015
dc.date.issued2015-04
dc.identifier.issn2227-4391
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12870/5528
dc.description.abstract<p>In the context of creating more and better jobs in Pakistan for a labour force that is growing at over 3 per cent per year the central issue the paper addresses is why the manufacturing sector has not served as a major engine of economic growth and what can be done so that it can effectively discharge this role. The paper traces from the 1960s the employment and labour market changes and the factors that explain major sectoral and structural shifts including the declining bargaining position of workers in the face of diminishing trade union membership and moves to increase labour market flexibility. A detailed decomposition exercise is carried out (using the World Bank Job Generation and Decomposition Tool) to explain the sectoral patterns of employment growth during 2000-2015. Based on these results and a case study of the automotive and garment sector the paper identifies a number of policy measures that could lead to more productive and remunerative employment generation in manufacturing especially creating good quality and decent jobs in large scale manufacturing.</p>
dc.format.extent64 p.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherInstitute for Human Development
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSARNET Working Paper
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dc.rightsUse may not be made of this publication for resale or any other commercial purpose whatsoever without prior permission. Applications for such permission, with a statement of the purpose and extent of reproduction, should be addressed to the Secretary of the Publications Board, United Nations, New York.
dc.titleMore and better jobs for Pakistan : can the manufacturing sector play a greater role?
dc.typeText
dc.rights.holderUnited Nations
dc.subject.unbistFORCED LABOUR
dc.subject.unbistMANUFACTURING
dc.subject.unbistECONOMIC GROWTH
dc.subject.unbistEMPLOYMENT
dc.subject.unbistLABOUR MARKET
dc.subject.unbistAUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY
dc.subject.unbistTEXTILE INDUSTRY
escap.publisherPlaceNew Delhi
escap.doctypeWorking paper
escap.programmeOfWorkSubregional Office for South and South-West Asia
escap.subregionSouth and South-West Asia
escap.contactPhone+ 91 11 2335 8166
escap.contactEmail[email protected]
escap.contactUnitSubregional Office for South and South-West Asia
escap.ispartofseriesnoSARNET Working Paper;No. 4, 2015
dc.date.escap2015-04
dc.relation.ispartofseriesnoNo. 4, 2015


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