The challenges and implication of dual carrier women on future work force in Malaysia: a global perspective

Marican, S. and Borhanuddin, A. and Abdullah, N. (2009) The challenges and implication of dual carrier women on future work force in Malaysia: a global perspective. In: International Conference on Malaysia: Malaysia in Global Perspective, 27-28 September 2009, Cairo University, Egypt.

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The trend of workforce in Malaysia shows that more than 60% of the working women are married. Hence we can foresee that there will be a major impact on future working culture as more women enter the workforce. This trend can interfere negatively with home life in three distinct ways that is time, health, and psychological spillover. The most well documented pressures family members experience in balancing work and family are work overload and conflict due to multiple roles. Hence this paper will discuss the findings based on an exploratory study done among 1006 working women. It intends to bring forward the various challenges faced by working women and its implication on their carrier and family life, together with the importance of family friendly policies at work. These policies are important because studies indicated supportive supervisor may be equivalent to having a supportive spouse in terms of its effect on working women in balancing work and family issues. Finally the paper will put forward various strategies that will act as guideline for human resource managers in managing future work force in Malaysia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Key word: Dual carrier women, Work and Family Conflict, Family Friendly Policies and Human Resource Managers.
Subjects: A General Works
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Samsul Ismail
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2014 01:17
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2014 01:17

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