Globalisation and labour supply of single female heads of households in Malaysia

Rahmah Ismail, Poo Bee Tin

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Abstract

Globalisation is a process in which interlink between countries in the world has become more intense and the flow of inputs between one country to another is much easier. In the context of the labour market, the inflow of labor input from foreign countries is more relevant, because it has implications on the local labour, especially the females in terms of job opportunities. This paper attempts to investigate this issue using data from 261 single female headed households in Peninsular Malaysia. The household production model will be the basis for the analysis. In this model, the basic determinants for female labour supply are own wage and non-labour income. However, other variables like family size, children's age, household's characteristics and the globalisation indicators will also be incorporated as independent variables. The results show that monthly wage, non-labour income and number of children are significant and positively affect female labour supply, while foreign workers is significantly negative.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2750-2759
Number of pages10
JournalLife Science Journal
Volume9
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 25 Dec 2012

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Keywords

  • Female labour supply
  • Globalisation
  • Heads of households
  • Non-labour income
  • Number of children
  • Own wage

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Globalisation and labour supply of single female heads of households in Malaysia. / Ismail, Rahmah; Bee Tin, Poo.

In: Life Science Journal, Vol. 9, No. 4, 25.12.2012, p. 2750-2759.

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Ismail, Rahmah ; Bee Tin, Poo. / Globalisation and labour supply of single female heads of households in Malaysia. In: Life Science Journal. 2012 ; Vol. 9, No. 4. pp. 2750-2759.
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