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Published by Economic Research Bureau, University of Dar es Salaam in Dar es Salaam .
Written in English


  • Women -- Employment -- Africa.,
  • Women -- Africa -- Economic conditions.

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Statementby Marjorie J. Mbilinyi.
SeriesE.R.B. paper -- 71-12, ERB paper -- 1971, no. 12.
The Physical Object
Paginationi, 32, ii p. ;
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13574413M

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The role of women in African economies is more emphasised in recent years by ensuring gender equality and women empowerment. But the fact remains as women have less access to resources, education and health facilities in most of the developing countries. Greater participation of women in economic activities is the major concern of most of the countries in Africa. The role of women in African economies is more emphasised in recent years by ensuring gender equality and women empowerment. But the fact remains as women have less access to resources, education. the ability of women to access the constitu-ents of development—in particular health, education, earning opportunities, rights, and political participation. In one direction, development alone can play a major role in driving down inequality between men and women; in the other direction, continuing discrimination against women can, as Sen. | Female labor force participation in developing countries MOTiVATiON Women’s participation in the labor market varies greatly across countries, reflecting differences in economic development, social norms, education levels, fertility rates, and access to childcare and other supportive services (see Defining the labor force participation rate).Cited by:

WOMEN, WORK, AND THE ECONOMY: MACROECONOMIC GAINS FROM GENDER EQUITY INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND 5 2. In rapidly aging economies, higher FLFP can boost growth by mitigating the impact of a shrinking workforce. For example, in Japan, the annual potential growth rate could rise by about. Women are a powerful economic driver when they are meaningfully involved in the economy through entrepreneurial activities and employment in decision-making roles. Evidence has shown in developed and developing economies that when more women join the labour force, in particular become entrepreneurs, there is a rise in gross domestic product.   In some instances, it did ameliorate women’s economic hardships and promote political participation. Women’s mobilization in the s, in part a response to the severe impact of structural adjustment programs on devastated African economies, led to local-level organizing and eventually to a focus on women’s access to political by: 1. Women essential to development. Linah Mohohlo, governor of the Bank of Botswana, said including women in the mainstream economy so they can earn their own money is essential to African development. With 16 years at the helm of Botswana’s bank, Mohohlo is one of the world’s longest-serving reserve bank governors. She said women’s exclusion.