Progress of Malaysian Women

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Topics: Gender role, Gender
The Progress of Malaysian Women Since Independence 1957 - 2000

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With funding support from: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei Darussalam Published September 2003 ISBN:983-41432-0-6 Printed by: Bar Code Design Network

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CONTENTS
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY FOREWORD CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION I. BACKGROUND II. OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY III. METHODOLOGY IV. OVERVIEW OF THE REPORT V. GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT PLANNING VI ADMINISTRATIVE MACHINERY FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN VII. LEGAL STATUS OF WOMEN - Women under the Federal Constitution - Employment Legislation and Women - Other Laws Affecting the Status of Women VIII. CONCLUSION CHAPTER 2 - EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF WOMEN I. INTRODUCTION II. FORMAL EDUCATION - Enrolment in Primary and Secondary Schools - Female Enrolment in Technical and Vocational Education - Tertiary Education - Education Attainment of Rural Women - International Comparison in Educational Attainment III. NON-FORMAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING IV. FUTURE CHALLENGES V. RECOMMENDATIONS VI. CONCLUSION CHAPTER 3 - WOMEN AND THE ECONOMY I. INTRODUCTION II. TRENDS IN WOMEN'S ECONOMIC PARTICIPATION - Women in the Labour Force - Employment Status of Women - Employment by Sector - Employment by Occupational Category - Potential Growth Areas: Women in Business and Professional Services

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