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 DevelopmentThrough 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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CHAPTER NINE ISLAM AND GIRL ' S SCHOOLING IN SUB - SAHARAN AFRICA
: Exploring the Size and Sources of the Gender Gap in Education Fatou Jah
Introduction Two important events at the turn of this century have revived interest
Measures Dependent variables In line with the paper ' s research questions , the
analyses focus on two main outcomes , the size and the source of the gender gap
. The size of the gender gap is measured as the female - to - male ratio in ...
Gomes 1984 ) but inconsistent with those from Lloyd and Gage - Brandon ' s (
1994 ) study , the results here point to a closing of the gender gap at the primary
level by 3 . 3 percent ( table 1 ) as community - level family size increases .
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