Gender, Work and Population in Sub-Saharan Africa

May 1994
256 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9780852554074
Format: Paperback
James Currey

Gender, Work and Population in Sub-Saharan Africa

Christine Oppong

Edited by Aderanti Adepoju

Examines evidence from across the region and highlights important areas in which policy-relevant research is required.
If policies enhancing human development are to be put into practice then consideration is needed of the contribution of women to the labour market in sub-Saharan Africa, where women have the highest rates of economic activity and fertility in a context of the highest levels of maternal and child mortality in the world.

Published in association with the International Labour Office (ILO)
Keywords: African Studies


The strength of the collection lies in contributions dealing with the conceptual and methodological issues that need to be confronted if policy and planning around population and development are to be based on more adequate information, particularly about women.' - Bridget O'Laughlin in Development & Change '...contains a noteworthy introduction by Oppong and a useful overview of facts and issues about African women at work.' - Margaret Snyder in Choice