Episode 53 – Women and the Economy

There is systemic exclusion of women in Pakistan’s economy and the drivers of this systemic exclusion are poorly understood by most. In this episode, Uzair talks to Dr. Hadia Majid about the role of women in Pakistan’s economy and the unique and diverse challenges they face in the country.

Dr. Hadia Majid is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics & Director at the Saida Waheed Gender Initiative at LUMS. She is a a Fulbright Scholar and holds a PhD in Development Economics from The Ohio State University. Her research agenda is focused on labor markets in Pakistan where she documents and explores the barriers to women’s labor supply and their access to decent, empowering work.

Reading Recommendations:

– Bargaining with patriarchy by Deniz Kandiyoti

– The status of women: Conceptual and methodological issues in demographic studies by Karen Mason

– A Treatise on the Family by Gary Becker