Faculty Publications

Title

Women's employment decisions in Malaysia: Does religion matter?

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Malaysia, Religion, Sequential logit, Women, Work

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Socio-Economics

Volume

37

Issue

6

First Page

2368

Last Page

2379

Abstract

Religion may influence female employment decisions because different religions specify different life styles. This study investigates whether religion is a significant determinant of married and single women's paid-work and full-time employment in Malaysia. Using the Second Malaysian Family Life Survey and a sequential logit approach, this paper finds that religion is less influential in urban areas than in rural areas. © 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Original Publication Date

12-1-2008

DOI of published version

10.1016/j.socec.2008.04.012

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