Night Work, Respectable Femininity and Women’s Careers in Sri Lanka: Research Insights to Inform the Re-Interpretation of the Night Work Legislation

This study explores the dynamics pertaining to night work among non-professional women in the Health and Super Market Sectors in Sri Lanka, with a view to fostering opportunities for safe and productive employment and addressing challenges faced by women who work in the night. The study also focuses on women’s responses to challenges, the implications of their actions, and employers’ perceptions of women working in the night. The findings of the study will be used to inform the Department of Labour’s recommendations about night work regulations and to address current gaps between policy and practice in organizations.

Research team

Dr. Dulini Fernando
Associate Professor, Warwick Business School - The University of Warwick
Dr. Nisha Arunatilake
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Ashani Abayasekara
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Chathurga Karunanayake
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Warwick University, UK