The Link Between Occupations, Labor Force Participation of Married Women, and Household Technology in Indonesia

Aurelija Rimkute, Lilik Sugiharti

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Abstract

Although the effect differs among occupations, this study indicated that aside from socioeconomic variables, household technology relates to the labor force participation of married women in Indonesia. While the link between household technology and women’s labor force participation was analyzed, the research on the impact of household technology on women’s occupational choices in the labor market (e.g., white-collar, pink-collar, blue-collar jobs, agricultural) and full-time homemakers was not the focus. Primary data were obtained from the Indonesia Demographic and Health Survey 2017. The data involved a usable sample of 32,559 married women aged 15–49. Using the multinomial logistic model, the study finds evidence that household technology primarily supports married women in pink-collar jobs. Thus, information and communication technology facilitates women in white-collar jobs. However, these elements are negatively linked to women’s labor force participation in blue-collar and agriculture. Additionally, the study reveals that the lack of household technology influences inactive married women in the labor market (homemakers).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-37
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Population and Social Studies
Volume31
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Keywords

  • Female labor force participation
  • Household technology
  • Indonesia
  • Married women
  • Occupations

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