Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/38999
Title: Tourism employment and gender bias - the Maldivian experience
Authors: Bauer, T
Salih, A
Keywords: Sex discrimination in employment
Tourism--Social aspects
Women--Employment--Social aspects
Tourism--Employment
Issue Date: 2007
Source: CAUTHE 2007 Conference, Sydney, Australia, 11-14 February 2007, p. No. 17 How to cite?
Abstract: In most tourism destinations females constitute a very significant proportion of the work force and many can be found working in a variety of positions hotels and resorts. This paper reports on the unusual situation in the Maldives where only a very small number of Maldivian women are employed in the country's thriving resort-island based tourism industry. The paper explores some of the possible reasons for the lack of female labour participation in what should be an attractive sector for employment for women. These include the physical distances between home and workplace, working conditions in the resorts and cultural and religious aspects. Findings may also be of interest to other jurisdiction where low female labour participation in tourism is of concern.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/38999
ISBN: 9780646469980
0646469983
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