Keeping women in the workforce

ALTHOUGH Malaysia has done well in achieving gender parity in education, with 63% of public university enrolment being women, a significant number of them tend to drop out of the workforce due to personal or family commitments.

The female labour force participation rate (LFPR) for 2017 was 54.7% compared to 80.1% for males. Countries like South Korea and Japan have a “double peak pattern” where women who left the workforce would return when they are able to.

Limited time offer:
Just RM5 per month.

Monthly Plan


Billed as RM5/month for the 1st 6 months then RM13.90 thereafters.

Annual Plan


Billed as RM148.00/year

1 month

Free Trial

For new subscribers only

Cancel anytime. No ads. Auto-renewal. Unlimited access to the web and app. Personalised features. Members rewards.
Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Next In Letters

Proposal to transform Malaysian football league
Setting the ground for AI learning
A vet’s wish for World Vet Day
Best to give limestone hills a wide berth
Let’s find ways to hang onto those valuable life experiences
We are recycling toxins
Don’t forget seniors and the disabled
Alert on food poisoning
Let children decide on their choice for tertiary education
Sports for all can make nation healthy

Others Also Read