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Sex Differences in Earnings: An Analysis of Malaysian Wage Data.

Author 1 Chapman, Bruce J.

Author 2 Harding, J. Ross

Focuses on the application of the conventional human capital earnings to a Malaysian wage data in an attempt to determine the origins of sex differences in average earnings. Theoretical model of the human capital function; Application of the model to estimate sex differences in wages; Characteristics of data used in the analysis. [Download]

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A Study on Coping Strategies Employed by Successful Women in Malaysia: Women in Paid Employment

Despite the challenges and conflicts experienced by employed married women as they try to balance the demand of work and family roles, many have successfully climbed to the top of the ladders of their career. The present paper reports a study that examined coping strategies employed by 50 Malaysian women (age 30-65) who were holding high position in their respective fields or organizations in various sectors. The paper concludes that while there is a very encouraging opportunity for women in Malaysia to move forward in their career, work environment need to be more women-friendly and home environment need to be more menfriendly. Source International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities & Nations; Nov2007, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p135-146, 12p. Authors: Salleh, Amla M, Mahmud, Zuria & Inangda, Nila. [Download]

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Rural Women in the Malaysian Economy

Fact sheet on the roles of rural women in agriculture, environment, rural production, food security and related policy and planning in Malaysia. Publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. [Download]
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Would Muslim Women be Possible to Participate in Politics? Perceptions Among the Muslim Men in Terengganu

The paper is aimed at discussing the Muslim men perceptions towards political participation among the Muslim women as based on the research data gathered from April 2002 to April 2003. In findings, it is concluded that the Muslim men do agree for the women to participate in politics. They do not oppose for the women to be appointed as representatives at Dewan Negara. However, for those women who are involved and aimed at the level of public decision-making or so-called Parliament House, some ‘qualifications’ constructed by them need ‘to pass’ before they are accepted to participate in it.  Publication: 4th International Malaysian Studies Conference; 3-5 August 2004, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi.  Author: Roslina Ismail.  [Download]
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Politicising Spirituality: An Asian-Malaysian Feminist Standpoint Epistemology

In my paper, I consider the integration of rights, cultures and religion within a Malaysian context. I weigh the extent that this would: 1) challenge the universality and secularisation of the rights discourse and practice globally (in reference to Mahathir’s ‘Asian values’ concept); 2) bridge the disparity between the rhetoric and implementation of women’s-human rights in global and local contexts (within the trajectory of the Malaysian women’s movement from the 1980s); and 3) embody an Asian-Malaysian feminist standpoint epistemology that has the potential to reconcile the impasse of universal versus cultural relativism of rights.  Publication: 4th International Malaysian Studies Conference; 3-5 August 2004, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi.  Author: Bong, Sharon.  [Download]
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