This study aims to examine the involvement of women in the informal sector and accommodating them in their work. In past few decades women’s economic role has been strongly recognized, though they are still marginalized by the society. Many social and cultural barriers restrain them from gaining their due status. In developing countries people are living below poverty line and among them women suffer more. Many social factors like class differences, gender discrimination and other factors reduced their efficiency. Therefore, there is a need to empower women in real sense and incorporate them in the mainstream. In developing countries women are major contributors in informal sector, i.e. they are backbone to national economy. In this study both quantitative method is used. Interview schedule is used as a tool for data collection having open ended and close ended questions. Data is represented by tabulation providing the statistical facts and figures. Non-probability sampling technique is applied to collect data and the Sample size is 100 includes women (25 women respondents from selected four different areas of Karachi city) who are involved in entrepreneurship. The purposive and convenience sampling techniques are used to collect date. Four areas of Karachi Metropolitan city are selected as the area of universe for the research, which are Shah Faisal colony, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, F. B. Area and North Karachi. Women entrepreneurs are involved in informal sector due to many factors like poverty, growing inflation, to support family and increasing family income.

Seema Manzoor, Asma Manzoor, Misbah B. Qureshi. (2018) Analyzing Economic Empowerment Of Women Entrepreneurs In Informal Sector, Pakistan Journal of Applied Social Sciences, Volume 8, Issue 1.
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