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

Shahina Amin and Imam Alam

Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), 2008, vol. 37, issue 6, 2368-2379

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.

Keywords: Malaysia; Women; Religion; Work; Sequential; logit (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008
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