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dc.contributor.authorMitchnik, David A*
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-03T11:02:01Zen
dc.date.available2011-02-03T11:02:01Zen
dc.date.issued1977-11-01
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-84814-103-2
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/121041
dc.description<p>Much has been written and said about the fuller, more equal and less onerous role which rural women, especially in African countries should play in the context of national socio-economic development and about the policies and programmes to be pursued to bring this about. The starting point of this study is the observations and analysis by the author of concrete situations of two African countries, i.e. to show what the actual pattern of employment and labour utilisation as well as the skill needs and ways of acquiring them are among women in rural communities. It is on the basis of his field studies that the author, who has many years of experience in field work with rural people, puts forward a number of conclusions and suggestions about rural "women-power", its development and utilisation. These views may not find general agreement among all concerned with improving the lot of rural women, but the author makes the point forcefully that adequate knowledge about what the present situation really is and what the tendencies are is essential to working out policies and programmes to bring about changes and improvements which are acceptable to the rural community at large and which are therefore likely to be effective. The study is a revised version of a working paper issued in the framework of the ILO World Employment Programme and specifically its Research Project on Education and Employment. This project, which is supported by a grant from DANIDA, aims at elucidating the education/training-labour market-employment links with a special view to contributing to the knowledge base of policy making in these areas. While the ILO has commissioned the working paper and encouraged its preparation in many ways, it does not necessarily share the conclusions and suggestions expressed by the author.</p>en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsThe social and economic activities of the rural family in Zaire and Upper Volta; Teaching occupational skills for girls and women in rural areas; An assessment of some agricultural projects and their effect on the traditional pattern of work of women in rural areas; Some suggestions for improving skill acquisition for men and women in rural areas; Skill acquisition for non-farm occupations in rural areas; Conclusions and suggestions for further studies and researchen_US
dc.format.extent39en_US
dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherOxfam GBen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesOxfam Working Papersen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/women-in-rural-zaire-and-upper-volta-improving-methods-of-skill-acquisition-121041
dc.subjectFood and livelihoods
dc.subjectGender
dc.titleWomen in Rural Zaire and Upper Volta: Improving methods of skill acquisitionen_US
dc.typeDiscussion paperen_US
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use. Can be shared outside Oxfamen_US
oxfam.subject.countryThe Democratic Republic of Congoen_US
oxfam.subject.countryBurkina Fasoen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordAgricultureen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordGirls' educationen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordGender mainstreamingen_US
dc.year.issuedate1977en_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-17T12:51:58Z


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