Low Presence Of Educated Women In Malaysian Workforce : A Case Study In Kuching, Sarawak

Lee, Yuan Kuan. (2013) Low Presence Of Educated Women In Malaysian Workforce : A Case Study In Kuching, Sarawak. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Female enrolment in tertiary education outnumbered male students in Malaysia. However, women labour force participation rate in Malaysia still stand at 48% which is lower than men (80%). Hence, this study aimed to identify the reasons behind the low presence of educated women in Malaysian workforce. However, the location of study only confine in Kuching, Sarawak. A group of 20 respondents with high level of educational background had been selected for a face-to-face interview. A set of questionnaire is used as the survey instrument during the interview section. Findings showed that a majority of the respondents opted out from the workforce as they wanted to raise a family. Further, most ofthem have no intention to re-enter the workforce as they have no interest to work at the moment. Nevertheless, these respondents suggested a longer maternity leave (mostly suggested for 90 days of maternity leave) to be implemented in the companies. Meanwhile, they proposed that Malaysian government should improve the legal protection for working mothers. More flexible works and part-time jobs should be initiated by the government. A comprehensive study is recommended to be conducted in different regions of Malaysia in order to obtain a generalized result.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project report (BSocSc) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2013.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysian workforce, workforce, women labour, Female enrolment, Malaysian government, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2020 01:35
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2020 01:35
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/29131

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