M.S. (Master of Science)
Department of Geography
Women--Africa; Sub-Saharan; Africa; Sub-Saharan--Economic conditions--1960-
As changes occur in the social and economic structures of African countries, groups within these countries are affected differently. Development programs aimed at economic growth may benefit only certain sectors, excluding specific portions of the population. The study of African women in the development process has shown that they, at times, may be excluded from full participation and benefits in development due to preconceived notions about women's roles. This situation may actually prevent African countries from attaining goals of economic growth and independence. This study addresses the issues of African women in the development process by exploring the relationship between women's status and economic development for thirty-nine Sub-Saharan African countries. Specific indicators of the constructs of status and development are analyzed, and conclusions are drawn regarding the position of women relative to men in the economic development process.
Neal, Melanie L., "The relationship between economic development and women's status in Sub-Saharan Africa" (1986). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 6151.
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