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

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dc.contributor.author Lin, Eve Cherry
dc.contributor.author Thwe, Theint Kay
dc.contributor.author Thin, Thin
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-30T12:35:34Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-30T12:35:34Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/60785
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 ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT en
dc.subject WOMEN’S PARTICIPATION 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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