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Latest items for Malaysia

May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
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Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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May 8, 2019, 11:58 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in Malaysia (110).
May 8, 2019, 11:58 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Malaysia can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (110).
May 8, 2019, 11:58 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Malaysia of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 0% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are not guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are tax deductible (110).
May 8, 2019, 11:58 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters do not have equal inheritance rights in Malaysia (110).
May 8, 2019, 11:58 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Malaysia can legally register a business, sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man (110). Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (110). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Malaysia and neither is discrimination based on marital status (110).
May 8, 2019, 11:58 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Malaysia cannot legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (110).
May 8, 2019, 11:58 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Malaysia, there is no legislation designating who may hold head of household status (110).
May 8, 2019, 11:58 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Malaysia law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (110).
May 8, 2019, 11:58 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (110).
May 8, 2019, 11:58 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Malaysia can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (110). A woman in Malaysia can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (110).
May 8, 2019, 11:58 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Malaysia provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (110).
May 8, 2019, 11:58 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Malaysia can work the same night hours as men. Women can work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are not able to perform the same tasks at work as men (110). The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (110).
May 8, 2019, 11:58 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Malaysia provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (110).
May 8, 2019, 11:58 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses do not have equal inheritance rights in Malaysia (110).
May 8, 2019, 11:58 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Malaysia (110).
May 8, 2019, 11:58 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Malaysia law does not mandate nondiscrimination based on gender in employment and the dismissal of pregnant workers in Malaysia is not prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment, but not in education. There no are criminal penalties for sexual harassment in employment, but there are civil remedies (110).
May 8, 2019, 11:58 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Malaysia can legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women can work the same night hours as men. Women are able to work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are not able to perform the same tasks at work as men. Women cannot work in the same industries as men (110). The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (110).
May 8, 2019, 11:58 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Malaysia law does not mandate equal remuneration for work of equal value. The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (110).
May 8, 2019, 11:58 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Malaysia is free and compulsory (110).
May 8, 2019, 11:58 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Malaysia (110).
May 8, 2019, 11:58 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 38% of the total labor force in Malaysia (110).
May 8, 2019, 11:58 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Malaysia (110).
May 8, 2019, 11:58 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Malaysia are legally required to obey their husbands (110). In Malaysia, the original owner of any property legally administers it in marriage (110).
May 8, 2019, 11:58 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Malaysia can legally travel outside the country in the same way as a man. However, she may not travel outside her own home in the same way as a man (110).
May 8, 2019, 11:58 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (110).
May 8, 2019, 11:58 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Malaysia of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 0% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are not guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are tax deductible (110). Parents in Malaysia are not able to work flexibly (110). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit (SLE-CODER COMMENT).
April 4, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'It is likely to cause problems if a woman earns more money than her husband' 46% agreed and 50% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 47% of men and 46% of women agreed and 49% of men and 52% of women disagreed (9).Regarding the question 'Women and men should generally get equal pay', 75% of the total sample agreed and 22% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 72% of men anf 78% of women agreed; 24% of men and 19% of women disagreed (10).
April 4, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A woman's place is in the home', 27% of the total sample agreed and 70% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 33% of men and 19% of women agreed; 63% of men and 79% of women disagreed (9). Regarding the question 'Men should spend more time doing house work', 72% of the total sample agreed and 25% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 65% of men and 79% of women agreed; 31% of men and 19% of women disagreed (11).
April 4, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'In the world as a whole, women are an oppressed group', 45% of the total sample agreed and 48% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 40% of men and 52% of women agreed; 53% of men and 41% of women disagreed (10). Regarding the question 'Women and men are equal', 68% of the total sample agreed and 29% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 67% of men and 70% of women agreed; 30% of men and 27% of women disagreed (11).