The Impact of Afghan Refugee Influx on Labor Market Outcomes in Pakistan

Authors

  • Maria Faiq University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Furrukh Bashir Assistant Professor, School of Economics, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan
  • Sadaf Mohyuddin University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Ismat Nasim The Government Sadiq College Women University, Bahawalpur, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47067/ramss.v5i3.237

Keywords:

Labor Market, Unemployment, Afghan Refugees, Investment, Trade, Education, Inflation

Abstract

The study gauges the impact of refugee influx on the labor market in Pakistan. The impact of Afghan refugees was analyzed using three indicators of labor market namely,unemployment, formal employment and informal employment from years 1979 to 2022. ARDL bound test for co-integrationis used to derive long run and short run relationship between labor market indicators and refugee inflow. It is found that Afghan refugees have caused positive impact on the labor market of Pakistan in long run while, in the short run it increase unemployment rate. Hence, it is concluded that refugees can serve as stimulus for investment and production in the country.

Author Biographies

Maria Faiq, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

Assistant Professor, School of Economics

Sadaf Mohyuddin, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

Research Scholar, School of Economics,

Ismat Nasim, The Government Sadiq College Women University, Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Lecturer, Department of Economics

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Published

2022-09-30

How to Cite

Faiq, M., Bashir, F., Mohyuddin, S. ., & Nasim, I. (2022). The Impact of Afghan Refugee Influx on Labor Market Outcomes in Pakistan. Review of Applied Management and Social Sciences, 5(3), 355-373. https://doi.org/10.47067/ramss.v5i3.237

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