DEVELOPMENT, PRESENT SITUATION, AND PROBLEMS OF WOMEN'S EDUCATION AND LABOUR FORCE PARTICIPATION
Hsing-mei Huang(Doctoral student, Graduate Institute of Education, National Chengchi University)
Based on literature review, discussions are focused on the following issues: (1) educational opportunities for women in traditional society; (2) women’s education and the development of their labour force participation; and (3) change in women’s status due to women’s education and labour force participation.
This paper shows that (1) women were restricted to the domestic sphere and very seldom received formal education in traditional society; (2) the ratio of women receiving higher education and women’s labour force participation rate have increased annually during the past few decades; (3) women’s status has been improved, yet the problem of gender inequality needs to be dealt with. Suggestions on women’s education and labour force participation are made for promoting gender equality.
women, education, labour force participation