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Development of Livestock and Productivity of Labour in Pakistan: An Empirical Work

Development of Livestock and Productivity of Labour in Pakistan: An Empirical Work

Muhammad Shahid1*, Mehmood Shah2, Adiqa Kiani3 and Farhat Parveen4 

1Head of Department of Economics at Govt. Post Graduate College Bhakkar Punjab, Pakistan; 2Chairman Department of Economics Gomal University Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan; 3Associate professor Department of Economics, Federal Urdu University of Arts Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan; 4Government College for Woman Darya Khan, Pakistan.  


This study examined the agriculture particularly livestock sector which is considered the fundamental and back bone of any economy of the world. In the season of draught and a crop failure, the only sector which generates incomes and financial support for agricultural sector. This research paper debates on livestock implications in raising labour productivity by taking time series data from 1984 to 2017 and Auto Regressive Distributive lag model (ARDL) has been applied to conclude the results. The other econometric test CUSUM and CUSUM sum of square were conducted to check the stability of the model. The results of the study reveal statistically significant positive impact of livestock and on labour productivity while the role of Govt. fixed capital and inflation are insignificant. This comprehensive research will support the govt. in formulating policies on livestock to labour productivity of the economy.  


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Sarhad Journal of Agriculture


Vol. 36, Iss. 2, Pages 374-733


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