The ‘Double Burden’ and Gender Barriers: A Causal Analysis of a Policy on Female Labour Migration from Sri Lanka

While the FBR restricts females from the income earning burden of the ‘double burden’, the absence of sufficient family income makes caring for family a greater burden, and a gender barrier to access job opportunities. In this context, this study aims to investigate how the introduction of the FBR requirement works as a gender barrier for women in different skills groups, and the possible influence of FBR on substituting males and females in the income earning burden.

Research team

Bilesha Weeraratne
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Funding

UN-WIDER

Published Year

2020