Home Bound Working Women and Organizational Efficiency of Developing Economy

Babar Ansari, Kanwal Gul, Aamir F. Shamsi

Abstract


This research aims to understand the preferences of educated unemployed women
of Pakistan and India on the imposition of the law of “Flex time/rules for home
bound educated women”. For this purpose, 158 respondents were asked to f ill
a survey out of which 79 respondents were educated employed women and 79
respondents were unemployed women (79). Chi-square was applied to the data.
Findings suggest that 94% of the women from both the groups are of the view

that an introduction of women quota would result in an increase in women par-
ticipation in the workforce. To understand management’s perspective, 6 inter-
views with HR heads of selective industries were conducted. Narrative Analysis

was applied which revealed only 10 to 20% women participated in the total
workforce. The study also highlights reasons for low women participation. These

include cultural norms, maternal issues, maternity problems, after marriage re-
strictions and childbirth. The study concludes that introducing an introduction

of women quota in both public and private sectors would help increase women
participation and contribution to the country’s economy.


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