Women’s Labour Force Participation in Sri Lanka: An Inquiry into the Key Social and Cultural Constraints
Social and cultural norms and practices continue to impede the full and equal participation of women in the labour market. On February 20th, the World Day of Social Justice, this article will examine the key socio-cultural constraints to female labour force participation and provide recommendations aimed at tapping into the full economic potential that women to stimulate growth in Sri Lanka.
Finding workers is increasingly becoming challenging in the Sri Lankan labour market. This article argues for improving education efficiency and quality as a means of overcoming this challenge.
Based on recent study on labour market characteristics in Sri Lanka, this article suggests policies to improve labour market participation of persons with difficulties in the country.
With the general election just days away, all contesting parties have pledged new job opportunities. But does Sri Lanka need that many jobs? Or should the focus be on generating adequate good jobs?
Despite the high demand for science and technology skills in Sri Lanka, there’s a shortage in the supply of skills to meet the demand. This article identifies the reasons behind this and how those issues can be addressed.