Closing the Gender Gaps in Ghana

Show simple item record Oduro, A.D. Ackah, C.G. 2018-10-11T17:03:34Z 2018-10-11T17:03:34Z 2017
dc.identifier.isbn 9780198753438
dc.identifier.other DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753438.003.0019
dc.description.abstract This chapter assesses gender issues in the national discourse and policy agenda since independence and presents evidence on trends in gender gaps in education, employment, time use, and asset ownership. Although progress has been made in introducing legislation and policies to promote gender equality, important legislation remains to be enacted. Gender parity in primary enrolment has been achieved but gender gaps persist in other education levels and in education outcomes. More women are in wage employment, but the proportion of working women classified as unpaid family workers remains stubbornly high. The gender gap in time spent on unpaid domestic work persists despite women’s increased labour force participation and there is a gender gap in asset ownership. Closing the gender gap will require crafting appropriate strategies based on a clear understanding of gender relations in order to change values, norms, and behaviours. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Oxford University Press en_US
dc.subject gender equality en_US
dc.subject employment en_US
dc.subject asset ownership en_US
dc.subject Ghana en_US
dc.subject gender gap en_US
dc.subject legislation en_US
dc.subject labour force participation en_US
dc.title Closing the Gender Gaps in Ghana en_US
dc.type Book chapter en_US

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