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Beyond Education: Perspectives of rural graduate Filipinas on labor market participation
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The Republic of the Philippines is an example country when it comes to gender equality within education. However, this trend does not persist when it comes to female labor market participation. Current research shows that a mere 53,4% of all Filipinas are currently employed in the labor market against 81% of their male counterparts, indicating a wide engendered gap. This study investigates why so few of the highly educated female population find gainful employment by studying the perspectives of university graduate students in the rural province of Antique through the use of a wide range, quantitative survey across three universities, and 9 qualitative in-depth interviews.

By using Nussbaum and Sen’s capability approach, an inventory of both known and new barriers is made, which are organized in the following categories: barriers on the supply side of the labor market, barriers on the demand side of the labor market, and other barriers. Revealing those barriers that have not been researched before contributes to the existing body of knowledge on impediments that hinder graduating Antiqueñas to enter the labor market.

The hindrances as described and discussed in this thesis can be used to improve gender sensitive policies that have the ability to expand freedoms, capabilities, and functioning for Antiqueñas, but also for Filipinas in general, since the barriers; lack of good and productive vacancies, (early) motherhood, a wide gender wage gap, unpaid family work, patriarchic views on traditional female roles, and a divide in male and female jobs are all barriers that hinder Filipinas on a national level.

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2017. , 90 p.
Keyword [en]
Labor market participation, female labor market participation, gender, gender equality, Philippines, graduate students, rural perspective, mixed
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-145064OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-145064DiVA: diva2:1120242
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2017-06-01, 09:00 (English)
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Available from: 2017-07-07 Created: 2017-07-05 Last updated: 2017-07-07Bibliographically approved

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