An Analysis On Socio-Economic Problems Of Women Workforce In Industrial Sector


  • Ms Muneera Moula Buksh Department of Social Work University of Karachi
  • Dr Nasreen Aslam Shah University of Karachi
  • Dr Muhammad Faisal Zia Department of Social Work University of Karachi



Industries, Labor Intensive, Workforce, Wage Gap, Women Development


Since the 1970s, women’s involvement in factory and industrial activities has been one of the most important characteristics of many developing countries. Paid work is often seen as a means of assimilating women into the development process. The development endeavours of third world countries have adversely affected women and removed women from financial activities. The present study appraises gender discrimination and sexual harassment of working women in the industrial sector. And the inequality of remuneration between male and female employees in various industries in Karachi. For the purpose of data collection survey research method has been used for the analysis of 200 respondents for this study. The paper's outcomes indicate that the impact of paid employment on women factory workers is intricate and contradictory. An evaluation of women’s perception as factory workers demonstrates that they have been exploited in different ways on the manufacturing floor and have suffered new forms of patriarchy outside the family. However, they frequently do not control their remunerations and often tolerate the double incumbrance of generative and productive activities. They enjoy sovereignty and dominance from family male chauvinism to a certain magnitude. Nevertheless, it is necessary to deal with the problems of the women factory worker and create new opportunities for them in society at the governmental and provincial level.



How to Cite

Buksh, M. M., Aslam Shah, D. N., & Zia, M. F. (2021). An Analysis On Socio-Economic Problems Of Women Workforce In Industrial Sector. Pakistan Journal of Applied Social Sciences, 12(1), 73–86.




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