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Title:Constraints to Women and Development in Africa
Authors:Due, Jean M.ISNI
Summary, Rebecca
Year:1982
Periodical:Journal of Modern African Studies
Volume:20
Issue:1
Period:March
Pages:155-166
Language:English
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:credit
pupils
women's work
Development and Technology
Women's Issues
Economics and Trade
Education and Oral Traditions
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/160380
Abstract:Although it has been estimated that women produce more than 60 percent of the food crops in many African countries, less than one in five has found employment in wage-earning occupations as development has occurred. Why has this happened? The authors examine the hypothesis that there are two primary constraints on women's improved economic status in addition to tradition and culture, namely: lack of access to education and to capital. Sections: access to formal education - access to informal education - access to capital. - formal sector lending - informal sector lending (money-lenders, fixed-fund associations, rotating savings and credit societies, ambulatory bankers) - further evidence - conclusions. Notes, tab.
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