A review of women, poverty and informal trade issues in East and Southern Africa

dc.contributor.authorAkinboade, O. A.en
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen
dc.coverage.spatialEast Africaen
dc.coverage.spatialSouthern Africaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T19:30:40Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-19T19:30:40Zen
dc.date.issued2005en
dc.descriptionMetadata only recorden
dc.description.abstractPoverty is more than an economic feature, as it is caused and effects are diverse. African women perform 90 percent of the work processing food crops, collecting fuel and water. Structural adjustments also affected women more as it increased the pressures on women to generate income. Reproductive work load increased, and women's production are also affected by cheap imports. Women's activities in many local markets are considered an extension of the domestic realm; they sell prepared foods, agricultural products, crafts, clothing, and small household furnishings. Women's revenue is smaller than those of men as women's operations are normally smaller, women trade perishable goods, and lack access to effective transportation. Women's income is highly linked with the improvement of children's welfare. In order to improve women's direct returns, legal reforms must secure women's property rights, and facilitate access to credit.en
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dc.identifier3129en
dc.identifier.citationInternational Social Science Journal 57(2): 255-275(21)en
dc.identifier.issn0020-8701en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/67279en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherMalden, MA: Blackwell Publishing Ltden
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2005 UNESCOen
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectWomenen
dc.subjectTrade policyen
dc.subjectPovertyen
dc.subjectIncome generationen
dc.subjectLocal marketsen
dc.subjectInformal sectoren
dc.subjectEast and southern africaen
dc.titleA review of women, poverty and informal trade issues in East and Southern Africaen
dc.typeAbstracten
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
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