USP Electronic Research Repository

Does Human Development Influence Women’s Labour Force Participation Rate? Evidences from the Fiji Islands

Naidu, Suwastika (2016) Does Human Development Influence Women’s Labour Force Participation Rate? Evidences from the Fiji Islands. Social Indicators Research, 127 (3). pp. 1067-1084. ISSN 0303-8300

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Existing studies on human development and women’s labour force participation rate shows mixed results. Some studies have found that human development influences women’s labour force participation rate while other studies have found that there is no relationship between human development and women’s labour force participation rate. This paper uses data from the United Nations Development Programme, World Bank and Asian Development Bank database to empirically determine whether human development influences women’s labour force participation rate in Fiji. The findings of this study confirm that human development influences women’s labour force participation rate both in the short run and long run. Currently, the most immediate need in Fiji is to review existing education policies that are targeted towards different gender and minority groups so that these policies can effectively contribute towards developing an egalitarian society.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Management and Public Administration
Depositing User: Suwastika Naidu
Date Deposited: 01 May 2017 09:17
Last Modified: 01 May 2017 09:17
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/9797
UNSPECIFIED

Actions (login required)

View Item