Nurseries for Emirate women workers
The increasing need for nurseries for Emirati women underscores the centrality of childcare centres among these women. Workplace nurseries enable women to go to work and have their children care for. A study conducted by early childhood consultancy reported that many Emirati women have embraced the idea of taking their children to nurseries. Most of these women do not have an option because failure to utilize workplace nurseries implies that the must leave their children with people whose background they do not know (Nerein, 2011). The United Arab Emirate have 311 nurseries. Out of this number, only 26 nurseries are sponsored by the government, leaving the remaining 92% under the auspices of private organizations. The effect of these nurseries of Emirati women inspires intellectual discourse due to the concerns of quality that have been raised on the growing number of privately owned nurseries.
Studies reveal that workplace nurseries have reduced rates of absenteeism for Emirati women. These nurseries offer quality childcare services and enable their mothers to keep time in workplaces (Simpson, 212). Emirati women who take their children to nurseries have reduced lateness by 70%. A study found out that women who utilize nurseries spend less time when travelling between their homes and office. 80% of these women reported that they are less stressed because they do not have to leave their children at home to people with unknown backgrounds (Simpson, 2012). The ability to have children in nurseries has increased the productivity of Emirati women. 82% of these women reported increased loyalty and productivity to their employers. They observed that the nursery has had tremendous impact in their lives. These women do not have to find excuses of leaving work to attend to their children.
Nurseries allow Emirati women to spend more time with their children. This has improved their life balance whereas children develop a sense of connection with their community. The National Editorial (2013) reported that women who wish to balance between motherhood and professional work or study have had easy time achieving the dual responsibility because of the nurseries. In this regard, the women are able to contribute to national development like their male counterparts. Although nurseries platy central role in the life of Emirati women, some women argue that privatisation of nurseries poses great risks because of the concerns regarding quality of emerging nurseries. A study found out that some Emirati women are apprehensive about the idea of nurseries because of the quality issues that may emerge. Because of these fears, provision of nurseries has faced some resistance from Emirati women. Nevertheless, the study seeks to investigate the effect of nurseries on Emirati women workers.
Purpose of study
This study explores the effect of nurseries on Emirate women workers. The use of nurseries as child care centres among women has increased due to the increasing number of women seeking these services. However, previous reports have shown that the various government departments have not complied with the order demanding that they set up child care centres for departments with over 50% of women. This study seeks to examine the effect of provision of nurseries to Emirati women workers. In this research, the researcher shall explore intensively the pros and cons of using nurseries in workplaces to care for children. The researcher will seek to investigate the cause of delay to establish nurseries against the backdrop of rising demand by Emirati women. In addition, the researcher explore the factors that might impede government departments’ compliance with the requirement. While conducting the study, the researcher will investigate stress levels between women that use nurseries as well as women who fail to utilize the facilities.
Significance of study
This study is significant because it will seek to achieve various benefits. It will determine the benefits of using nurseries against the costs of establishing the utilities. Through this research, the researcher would be able to draw make appropriate recommendations. This research will find out the effect of nurseries on Emirati women. Since effect is a broad term, the researcher will particularly investigate the level of stress among Emirati women who work while raising their children in the nurseries. The research will investigate the level of productivity among Emirati women who use nurseries and compare the outcome with women who do not use nurseries for their children. The study will form an integral part of the existing body of research which helps the government to make critical policy decisions.
Structure of proposal
The study will be carried out five parts. These parts include introduction, literature review, methodology, findings, conclusions and recommendations. In the first part of the study, the researcher introduces the problem. A brief background of the problem raises the awareness of the researcher’s audience to his intention. Under this section, researcher states the purpose and significance of the study as well as the questions that define the scope of the research. The background information as well as the research questions leads the researcher towards discovering solutions to the research problems. The second part gives a broad analysis of the research problem. The researcher explores related literature regarding the research problem. In the methodology, the researcher states the methods by which he intends to carry out this research. The fourth section, the researcher tables his findings and analyses data based on the research questions. Finally, the researcher makes his conclusions and recommendations and gives his opinion on further research on the problem.
Research questions and objectives
The research will answer the following questions:
What are the reasons for nurseries in workplaces?
What is the main advantage of providing nurseries in workplaces?
How will nurseries effect on trends?
How will provision of nurseries affect mother satisfaction?
The research will seek to achieve the following objectives:
This chapter highlights the methods by which the researcher would carry out the research. In this study, the researcher will use both quantitative and qualitative research techniques in the development of the study. Quantitative research will help the researcher to know answer the first two research questions. In determining the percentage of Emirati women using nurseries, the researcher will know the extent to which the idea of nurseries has been embraced by the women. A bigger percentage would imply that the use of nurseries is an idea that needs to be supported by various stakeholders. The qualitative technique will help in assessing the attitude of Emirati women workers towards the use of nurseries. The researcher will rely on secondary sources to advance his study. The use of secondary sources provides the researcher with an opportunity to know the input of other researcher on the subject under study (Bryman, 2015). While carrying out the research, the researcher will conduct surveys on individual Emirati women and document their view on important research questions. Surveys will give the researcher first-hand information that is necessary in understanding the problem. Apart from surveys, the researcher will use sampling techniques by identifying his sampling population within the United Arab Emirates. From the sample population, the researcher will determine his sample size and employ random sampling as the appropriate sampling strategy. The research will reply on primary data collection tools and simple statistics to draw conclusions regarding the research problem.
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