Barriers to women’s participation in the labor market in Myanmar

Show simple item record Lin, Eve Cherry Thwe, Theint Kay Thin, Thin 2021-11-30T12:35:34Z 2021-11-30T12:35:34Z 2021
dc.description.abstract Employers in the formal sector in Myanmar actively discriminate on the basis of gender, age and education levels. Most employers prefer hiring young unmarried women. Participation in the labor force declines significantly after the age of 25. Women are generally expected to stay home to do reproductive and household work for the family. This study examines the internal and external factors that play a role in limiting women’s participation in the labor market in Myanmar. Direct quotes from interviewees provide a glimpse of the realities of being a working woman in Myanmar. en
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dc.language.iso en
dc.subject LABOUR MARKET en
dc.subject WOMEN’S EMPLOYMENT en
dc.subject WOMEN’S RIGHTS en
dc.subject MYANMAR en
dc.subject FAR EAST ASIA en
dc.title Barriers to women’s participation in the labor market in Myanmar en
dc.type Working Paper en
idrc.project.number 108622
idrc.project.componentnumber 108622001
idrc.project.title Building policy research capacity in Myanmar en
idrc.copyright.holder © 2021, AUTHORS
idrc.copyright.oapermissionsource CC BY 4.0 en
idrc.dspace.access Open Access en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en

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