Rambe, Roosemarina A (2011) FEMALE PARTICIPATION IN THE LABOR MARKET IN BENGKULU CITY. In: The 12th Malaysia-Indonesia International Conference nn Economics , Management, and Accounting 2011. Fakultas Ekonomi Universitas Bengkulu, Bengkulu, pp. 439-448. ISBN 978-979-9431-68-4

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The purpose of this study was to analyze the differences of female worker participation rates in the city of Bengkulu. The data used in this study was primary data by distributing questionnaires to the respondents. Respondents were 130 people of married working women. Sampling method used was purposive sampling. Analysis tool used was discriminant analysis. Dependent variable was the level of female worker participation. Independent variables consisted of income of the husband, age, education, and family size. Results shows the majority of respondents working as merchants (45% of 111 people) and the civil servants (38.7%), with age between 35 to 46 years, under graduated and senior high school, with the number of children 3 or 4 people. Work participation rate of respondents ranged from 60-270 hours per month with the average work participation of 163.9 hours a month. Incomes received by the respondents are among 0.25 million and five million rupiahs per month, with the average income of 1.795 million rupiahs. The majority of respondents earn incomes approximately from 1.50 million to 2.74 million rupiahs. Then, the husband's income of respondents earn from 0.35 million to 10 million rupiahs, with the average income is 2.011 million rupiahs. Using of discriminant analysis, discriminant model formed in this study is valid. Group of female workers with low work participation differ significantly from the group of female workers with high work participation. Three variables that discriminate these two groups are education level, age, and income of the husband. Group of female workers with high work participation have higher education level, older age and husband's earnings greater than the group of female workers with low work participation. The variable that discriminating most is education level, while the variable discriminates the least is the husband's income. Implications of the study is that family income is higher if the husband and wife both working. With higher incomes, of course, needs of family life could become more fulfilled. With more and more women working in the community, so the family income also increased, therefore it will improve people's standard life. To reach that condition explained before, the married women should work with the high participation rate (full-time worker). To be full-time female workers, it is necessary efforts to improve the education level of women.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Economy > Department of Development Economics
Depositing User: 001 Bambang Gonggo Murcitro
Date Deposited: 01 Jan 2014 23:25
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2014 23:25
URI: http://repository.unib.ac.id/id/eprint/6021

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