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Low workforce participation of educated female and the role of work organizations in post-war Sri Lanka

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  • Dissanayake, Kumudinei
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    Sri Lanka as a developing economy that achieved gender equity in education and a higher literacy rate (both adult and youth) in the South Asian region still records a low labor force participation and high unemployment rate of females when compared to their male counterparts. With the suggestion of existing literature on the non-conventional models of careers those adopted by young and female populations at the working age, this paper discusses the role of work organizations in absorbing more females (and even minority groups) into the workforce. It mainly focuses on the need of designing appropriate human resource strategies and reforming the existing organizational structures in order for contributing to the national development in the post-war Sri Lanka economy.

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    Paper provided by Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO) in its series IDE Discussion Papers with number 307.

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    Publication status: Published in IDE Discussion Paper. No. 307. 2011.9
    Handle: RePEc:jet:dpaper:dpaper307

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    Keywords: Sri Lanka; Female labor; Labor market; Labor policy; Work force; Female; Educated; Work organization; Role; Non-conventional models of career;

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