This study analyzed the association between household employment
and household poverty using logit regression on survey data of Multan
District. It is found that qualification of household head, gender of household head,
household employment rate, number of males employed in formal sector, number of
females employed in informal sector, females permitted to paid work outside home,
female’s autonomy to utilize household resources,
possession of agricultural land, residence, possession of
livestock and government health facility in household’s
vicinity have significantly negative impact on probability
of household’s poverty. Household size and number of
children (≤ 5 years) are positively associated with
household poverty. It is suggested that empowering
women and creating productive employment
opportunities in both formal and informal sectors may
help to reduce poverty..
1-Imran Sharif Chaudhry Director,School of Economics, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Punjab, Pakistan. 2-Saeed ur Rahman Lecturer,Department of Economics, Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Fatima farooq Assistant Professor, School of Economics,Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Punjab, Pakistan.