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Title: Impact of marital status on women labour force participation: a study based on Hemmathagama
Authors: Nifla, M. F. F
Washima, M. N. F
Keywords: SPSS
Marital status
Correlation test
Issue Date: 6-Dec-2022
Publisher: Faculty of Arts and Culture South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, University Park, Oluvil.
Citation: 11th South Eastern University International Arts Research Symposium on “Coping with Current Crisis for the Sustainable Development with Partners in Excellence” on 06th December 2022. South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, University Park, Oluvil, Sri Lanka. pp. 65-85.
Abstract: Women’s labour force participation is one of the important determinants of economic growth. In this view, marital status has an important role in women’s labour force participation. This study aims to analyze the impact of marital status on women's labour force participation in the Hemmathagama area. Sub objectives of this research are to identify the relationship between marital status and women's labour force participation, to identify the factors influencing the women's labour force participation decision according to Their Marital Status and to find out the issues and challenges faced by women employees in the Hemmathagama Area. Accordingly, primary data were collected by distributing questionnaires among women employees in the Hemmathagama area and 130 questionnaires were collected for this study. Secondary data were collected through reports of the Mawanella divisional secretariat, public articles and web pages. The data was analysed by descriptive and multinomial logistic regression methods using SPSS software. According to the analysis, marital status is impact on women labour force participation, meanwhile the married category of marital status is an important factor impact on women's labour force participation. According to the correlation test, there is a strong relationship between marital status and women’s labour force participation. However, this study found that women employees are facing many challenges like childcare, housekeeping, family responsibilities etc. This study suggested that women employees need family support to manage these problems. The government should ensure the provision of subsidized childcare facilities in the research area.
ISBN: 978-624-5736-64-5
ISSN: 978-624-5736-37-9
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