The role of women in public sector and family welfare

Nur Rahmah, Kamaruzaman Jusoff, Heliawaty, Meisanti, Yosep Monim, Hartina Batoa, St Rahbiah Busaeri, Surni, Kartika Ekasari, Andi Kasirang, La Nalefo

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Nowadays, the role of women in the public sector as well as in supporting the welfare of the family is gaining much more attention. The objective of this study is to determine the role of women in the public sector and its impact on the welfare of the family. The study being conducted in Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi involved gathering of primary and secondary information using interviews, observations, questionnaires survey and documentation. Perceptions and views of the women's husband and son on the role of women in the public sector were collected as the primary source of data collection. The results showed that the role of women in economic and social activities of community is very helpful in meeting the needs of families and their welfare. A perceived significant relationship between the activity/participation of women in social economic activities to the level of social welfare existed. The role of all stakeholders including the government sector is required to understand the multiple roles of women as an effort to improve the quality of family life amongst the people of Southeast Sulawesi.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-76
Number of pages5
JournalWorld Applied Sciences Journal
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Families
  • Public sector
  • Roles
  • Welfare
  • Women


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