Child care matters: what educated mothers need before entering the labor market / Suhaida Mohd Amin … [et al.]

Mohd Amin, Suhaida and Borhan, Halimahton and Ridzuan, Abd Rahim and Mat Saad, Rosfadzimi and Subramaniam, Geetha (2019) Child care matters: what educated mothers need before entering the labor market / Suhaida Mohd Amin … [et al.]. Advances in Business Research International Journal (ABRIJ), 5 (3). pp. 36-46. ISSN 2462-1838

Abstract

Individuals who succeed in higher education are supposedly skillful with very high employability rates and predictable career outcomes. In parallel with that, recent statistics show increasing number of female graduates in higher institutions in Malaysia. However, comparing regional estimates of female participation rates in the labor market, Malaysian women have a relatively low participation in labor market for decades. Among the educated women surveyed in 2017, 42 percent were outside the labor force while the married ones said they did not work to look after their children. In this qualitative study, nine educated mothers and three experts in the field were interviewed to find the real problems related to child care. The three validated themes were child care costs, availability of child care centers and child care quality. A quality child care center is usually more expensive. Although many qualified centers have been established, not all meet the needs of discerning educated mothers who can choose not to enter or exit the labor market to look after their children.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Mohd Amin, Suhaidasuhaida294@uitm.edu.my
Borhan, Halimahtonhali@uitm.edu.my
Ridzuan, Abd Rahimrahim670@uitm.edu.my
Mat Saad, Rosfadzimirosfadzimi@uitm.edu.my
Subramaniam, Geethaee395@uitm.edu.my
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Labor. Work. Working class
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Labor. Work. Working class > Hours of labor, Including overtime, shift work, sick leave, vacations
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Labor. Work. Working class > Cost and standard of living
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Business and Management
Journal or Publication Title: Advances in Business Research International Journal (ABRIJ)
Journal: UiTM Journal > Advances in Business Research International Journal (ABRIJ)
ISSN: 2462-1838
Volume: 5
Number: 3
Page Range: pp. 36-46
Official URL: https://abrij.uitm.edu.my
Item ID: 29401
Uncontrolled Keywords: Child care, Educated mothers, Labor market, Women participation
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/29401

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