The Associated Chinese Chamber of Commerce recently did a survey among Chinese businesses and found that respondents prefer to hire men now, following the amendments to the Employment Act which increased maternity leave from 60 days to 98 days.

Do policies like longer maternity leave make women less hireable? On this episode of Consider This, Melisa Idris speaks to Lee Min Hui, analyst at ISIS Malaysia, where her research interests’ centres on policies to mitigate gender inequality, with a particular focus on childcare policy and equalising outcomes for women in the labour market.

This segment first aired on Astro Awani on 22 March, 2023 

- Advertisement -