The apparel industry has been a key contributor of the Sri Lankan economy and a major job creator for women over the years. However, there is an increasing difficulty in recruiting women into the industry, especially at the lower levels, leading to a crippling labour shortage in the industry. This article by Sunimalee Madurawala examines the key reasons behind the issue and gives policy recommendations to attract women to the apparel sector.
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.
With the aim of exploring ways to transform manpower employment to decent work of greater quality, this article explores some hidden information in the manpower business, based on a study carried out by IPS.
In this special article marking International Students’ Day 2014 (17th November) Nisha Arunatilake takes a look at the vital ingredients for improving teacher quality in Sri Lanka’s schools.
Increasing migrant remittances by altering the profile of migrant workers and labour markets abroad will require tackling six key challenges, argues a new study.