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Title:Post-primary education and capabilities: insights from young women in rural Uganda
Author:Jones, Shelley K.
Periodical:Africa Education Review (ISSN 1753-5921)
Geographic term:Uganda
Subjects:secondary education
rural areas
External link:https://doi.org/10.1080/18146627.2015.1036577
Abstract:This paper presents findings from the third stage of a longitudinal, qualitative study involving nine female participants from a class cohort in a secondary school in rural Uganda. Since 2004-05, this study has tracked the progress of these young women's lives, and the present aspect of the study explores the ways in which they have found that post-primary education has impacted their adult lives, particularly with respect to employment-related factors. The authors draws upon the conceptual construct of Amartya Sen's capabilities approach (1999) to interpret and present data. Findings considered in this paper indicate that post-primary education has been crucial to the capabilities development and socioeconomic well-being of the participants' lives. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]