ERIC Number: ED327430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Gender, Education, and Employment in Cote d'Ivoire. Social Dimensions of Adjustment in Sub-Saharan Africa. Working Paper No. 8. Policy Analysis.
Appleton, Simon; And Others
Recent survey data from Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) is used to investigate gender differences in education and labor market participation. Previous researchers believed that women in Cote d'Ivoire were less likely than men to work for wages because of child-related obligations and low wage rates. This report contradicts this commonly held view by finding that women's limited participation is attributed, at least in part, to their having less education. A model based on the simultaneous determination of wages and choice of participation in the labor market is presented and is claimed to be more accurate than the common practice of treating these variables separately. The study also focuses on the differences between males and females in access to schooling. Numerous figures and tables of statistical data appear throughout the report. (DB)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Level, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Foreign Countries, Income, Labor Market, Research Reports, Social Science Research, Statistical Analysis, Tables (Data), Training
World Bank, Publications Department, J2152, 1818 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20433 ($6.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Bank, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Africa (Sub Sahara); Ivory Coast