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Latest Edition of Talking Economics Digest Now Online! – Integrating Sri Lanka into the Global Economy

The 15th Edition of the Talking Economics Digest centers on the theme of ‘Integrating Sri Lanka into the Global Economy.’

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Where have all the Workers Gone? ‘Sectoral Mismatch’ between Labour Demand and Supply in Sri Lanka

The first ever “Labour Demand Survey” in Sri Lanka recorded nearly half a million vacancies in the private sector. A large portion of these vacancies are found to be in routine and non-routine manual jobs. However, most of Sri Lanka’s job-seekers are educated youth, searching for white-collar jobs. This blog discusses “sectoral mismatch” between the demand and supply of labour in Sri Lanka, using LDS data, and looks at ways in which it can be resolved.

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The Dwindling Stitching Hands: Labour Shortages in the Apparel Industry in Sri Lanka

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.

Source: http://blogs.worldbank.org/jobs/psd/young-women-and-work-international-womens-day

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.

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Transforming “Manpower Employment” to Decent Work of Greater Quality

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.

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