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Gender Equity as a means of Promoting National Development: A Sociological Reflection

Titilade Muyibat Ajayi ()
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Titilade Muyibat Ajayi: Osun State College of Technology, Esa Oke

No 041TA, Working papers from Research Association for Interdisciplinary Studies

Abstract: The development of a nation entails the contributions of both men and women. However, all over the world, there are imbalances of power between men and women thus placing some obnoxious socio-cultural and political factors encouraging men's superiority over women. For example, job opportunities, recruitment strategies and political conditions have so much stereotyped the nature of women jobs and participation in nation building. This paper, therefore, looks at the sociological analysis of issues concerning women in wages, employment and politics as it is being affected by sex differential since women have been so adversely affected. The paper highlights the undesirable factors culminating to sex segregation and the aftermath effects. It also sets out to justify the need to give equal opportunity to both men and women in order to promote national development. The paper concludes that national development is a multidimensional process which can be accelerated by making efforts to bridge the socio-cultural and political gaps between the males and females in a healthy society.

Keywords: Gender equity; Sex segregation; National development (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2018-11
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Published in Proceedings of the 11th International RAIS Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities, November 19-20, 2018, pages 270-274

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