Trend and Pattern of Labor Force Participation in Islamic Countries

  • Dr. Muhammad Zahir Faridi, Muhammad Rehan Farooqi, Muhammad Salman Khudai, Nouman Khaliq


The purpose to conduct this study is to determine and compare the labor force participation in selected Islamic countries. Trend analysis of some selected Muslim countries which are from different region of the world is conducted. It is unclear what effect a rise in the level of female labor force participation would have on the class distribution of income. The greater male educational opportunities relative to female, the greater the chance for sexual dualism in the labor market place. A decline in fertility levels would increase female participation in the labor force and, in the long run, lower the competition for positions from entering young people. Increased education means increased labor force participation.