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Women as productive human capital: towards a developed Malaysia

Abd. Rokis, Rohaiza (2009) Women as productive human capital: towards a developed Malaysia. In: International Conference on Development 2009 (ICD 2009), 28-30 July 2009, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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This paper develops the issues of human capital development in Malaysia. It specifically examines the position of women as human capital in developing the nation. The paper inclines to state that women workers have priority conflict between home and workplace that may mark down their position as a productive human capital. Mainly based on the interview on thirty-three female professionals at PetCo and four government officers, this paper investigates women work experience alongside the barriers they face at home. The major objective of this study is study the social and cultural environment at work experienced by women. Consequently, this paper highlights some areas that may be helpful to encourage women in expanding their human capital development in developing Malaysia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3149/13942
Uncontrolled Keywords: women, development, Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ503 The family. Marriage. Home
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Depositing User: AP. Dr. Rohaiza Abd. Rokis
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2012 16:26
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2015 17:14
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/13942

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