Technical Report Teleworking as a mode of working for women in Sri Lanka: Concept, challenges and prospects

Dissanayake, Kumudinei

6802017-10 , Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO)
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Labor force participation of women in Sri Lanka has been continuously low despite their remarkable educational achievements when compared to men. Teleworking mode facilitates flexibility at work and work-family balance. However, developing countries encounter numerous challenges in making the teleworking mode a reality. This paper examines the possibilities of introducing teleworking mode for women in Sri Lanka. It understands that the government, technological institutions, work organizations, training institutions, outsourcing companies, career-counseling centers, teleworkers themselves and prospective teleworker associations have major roles to play in this endeavor.
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