ERIC Number: EJ1107218
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Post-Primary Education and Capabilities: Insights from Young Women in Rural Uganda
Jones, Shelley K.
Africa Education Review, v12 n1 p127-141 2015
This paper presents findings from the third stage of a longitudinal, qualitative study involving nine female participants from a class cohort in a secondary school in rural Uganda. Since 2004-05, this study has tracked the progress of these young women's lives, and the present aspect of the study explores the ways in which they have found that post-primary education has impacted their adult lives, particularly with respect to employment-related factors. I draw upon the conceptual construct of Amartya Sen's "capabilities approach" (1999) to interpret and present data. Findings considered in this paper indicate that post-primary education has been crucial to the capabilities development and socioeconomic well-being of the participants' lives.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Secondary School Students, Females, Womens Studies, Socioeconomic Status, Well Being, Capacity Building, Educational Benefits, Gender Differences, Educational Opportunities, Barriers, Questionnaires, Semi Structured Interviews, Focus Groups, Case Studies, Mixed Methods Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Uganda