Power, Gender, and Social Change in Africa
Gender plays a hugely significant and too often under-considered role in predicting how accessible resources such as education, wage-based employment, physical and mental health care, adequate nutrition and housing will be to an individual or community.
According to a 2001 World Bank report titled Engendering Developmentā "Through Gender Equality in Rights, Resources, and Voice, enormous disparities exist between men and women in terms of basic rights and the power to determine the future, both in Africa and around the globe. A better understanding of the links between gender, public policy and development outcomes would allow for more effective policy formulation and implementation at many levels. This book, through its discussion of the challenges, achievements and lessons learned in efforts to attain gender equality, sheds light on these important issues.
The book contains chapters from an interdisciplinary group of scholars, including sociologists, economists, political scientists, scholars of law, anthropologists, historians and others. The work includes analysis of strategic gender initiatives, case studies, research, and policies as well as conceptual and theoretical pieces.
With its format of ideas, resources and recorded experiences as well as theoretical models and best practices, the book is an important contribution to academic and political discourse on the intricate links between gender, power, and social change in Africa and around the world.
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Other socio - economic or cultural factors can confound the relationship , whether these factors are readily measurable or not . Another important argument has to do with contextual variation . The effect of religion on gender ...
factors can include students ' perceptions of and attitude toward schooling and women's position in the wider society ; their educational and life aspirations and ambitions ; norms and values that shape parental demand for daughters ...
these factors include regional diversity , socio - economic environment , demographic outlook , and household composition . ... This gradient proves to be a critical factor in schooling depending on the region in question .
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