||300 Social sciences > 304 Factors affecting social behavior
||LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia: Population and Family Research Division
||Gender equality, Labour force participation, National policy on women, Family, population, NPFDB, Malaysia
||Efforts towards empowerment of women are integrated and incorporated into various development plans. The progress of women’s advancement in Malaysia is evident in many sectors. Maternal mortality ratio is currently around 20 per 100,000 and women are expected to live up to 74 years as compared to 70 among males. Primary education is almost universal with literacy rate of 85 per cent among females aged 10 and above. The increasing numbers of females pursuing higher education have enabled almost half of the women labour force into the employment sector. Women today are more visible in business with majority being self-employed in small scale trades and services.