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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According to this initial estimate , each increase in the root percentage of Muslims results in a small decline of about 1 percent in the female to male ratio in primary schooling ( Table 9-1 ) . Stated differently , a ( root ) percent ...
The importance of these other factors is visible at the primary as well . Primary level The study finds an East - West gradient in the gender gap record in primary schooling across the continent . This gradient proves to be a critical ...
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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