Islamabad, Mar 14, 2014
According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 33% Pakistanis say that majority of unemployed individuals in Pakistan don’t try to find employment; 42% say this is not the case.
A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked “Majority of the unemployed individuals don’t try to find employment?” Responding to this, 11% said they completely agree, 22% said they somewhat agree and 22% said they neither agree nor disagree. 30% of the respondents disagreed with the statement whereas 12% said they completely disagree. 3% did not respond.
A gender breakdown did not reveal a very high disparity between males and females. 11% of the male respondents completely agreed with the statement compared to 10% of women. 24% men said they agree, 21% said they neither agreed nor disagreed and 29% said they disagreed. 12% said they completely disagreed. For women, 20% said they agree whereas 23% said they neither agree nor disagree and 32% said they disagree. Only 11% on the women said they completely disagree and 4% did not respond.
the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association
The study was released by Gilani Foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 2587 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during Feb 17, 2014 – Feb 24, 2014. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.