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Teleworking as a mode of working for women in Sri Lanka: Concept, challenges and prospects

Dissanayake Kumudinei

No 680, IDE Discussion Papers from Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO)

Abstract: Labor force participation of women in Sri Lanka has been continuously low despite their remarkable educational achievements when compared to men. Teleworking mode facilitates flexibility at work and work-family balance. However, developing countries encounter numerous challenges in making the teleworking mode a reality. This paper examines the possibilities of introducing teleworking mode for women in Sri Lanka. It understands that the government, technological institutions, work organizations, training institutions, outsourcing companies, career-counseling centers, teleworkers themselves and prospective teleworker associations have major roles to play in this endeavor.

Keywords: Labor force participation; Women; Teleworking; Challenges; Prospects; Sri Lanka; A model; Labor market; Female labor (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J24 M54 O15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017-10
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Published in IDE Discussion Paper = IDE Discussion Paper, No. 680. 2017-10

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