Examining Gender Inequality in the Sri Lankan Accounting Profession

Yaalini Karunagaran, Dileepa N. Samudrage


The purpose of this study is to examine the current state of gender inequality in the Sri Lankan accounting profession. Specifically, the study examines whether a glass ceiling (invisible simulated barrier) exists and whether such perception differs based on the gender. Data were gathered through structured questionnaires among 100 accounting professionals. The study found that there is no evidence to support that there is a glass ceiling for women in the accounting field in Sri Lanka. However, the study identified that even though the gender inequality has been reduced, perception on glass ceiling varies between males and females.

Keywords: Gender inequality, Glass ceiling, Accounting profession, Sri Lanka.

DOI: 10.7176/EJBM/11-33-02

Publication date: November 30th 2019

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