EXPLORING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EARNINGS AND JOB SATISFACTION: A CASE STUDY OF HOME-BASED WORKERS IN GUJRANWALA
This paper explores the relationship between earning and work satisfaction of home-based workers in Gujranwala district. It is remunerative work which is done from home. The condition of informal markets, the level of education and the circumstances due to which they are doing home based work is the major concern of this study. The data used in this study is acquired from Punjab home based workers survey (PHBWS) which is published by Punjab Bureau of Statistics Labor and Human Resource Department Government of Punjab. This survey has been financially supported by UN. This study based on Gujranwala district. Logit and Probit model are used for estimations. Result indicates that there is a statistically significant relationship between earnings and work satisfaction. There are very few home based workers who have access to motivational factors like reward, education. It was found that majority of women who are homes based worker are illiterate, earning low wages and have no social and legal protection. Although a significant proportion of women are involved in informal sectors. There is a need to integrate these workers in the formal sector; for which labor laws need to be improved. There should be compulsory coverage of social safety nets for these HBW where they should register them which help them in getting equal rights. Subsidized education should be given to these HBW’s that they can change their future.