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Article Number - C1E56C466005


Vol.9(10), pp. 230-238 , October 2017
DOI: 10.5897/JAERD2015.0727
ISSN: 2141-2170



Full Length Research Paper

Gender division of labor and rural women’s control over productive resources: The case of Dita and Mirab Abaya districts, Gamo Gofa zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR), Ethiopia



Yohannes Mare
  • Yohannes Mare
  • Department of Rural Development and Agricultural Extension, Arba Minch University, Postal Address 21, Arba Minch University, Ethiopia.
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 Received: 27 August 2015  Accepted: 28 October 2015  Published: 31 October 2017

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This study aimed to identify the existing gender division of labor, rural women’s control over productive resources and its effect on the stated poverty reduction strategy. Group discussion with key informants, field observation and interview with rural women was done to obtain primary data. The analysis was done by using SPSS software. Man biased division of labor, particularly on productive activities and limited control over, of rural women on productive resources are identified in the study area. This was the main challenge they face in the society. These make their contribution to development and poverty reduction very minimal. 

 

Key words: Rural women, productive activities, control over, division of labor, poverty reduction.

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APA Mare, Y. (2017). Gender division of labor and rural women’s control over productive resources: The case of Dita and Mirab Abaya districts, Gamo Gofa zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR), Ethiopia. Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, 9(10), 230-238.
Chicago Yohannes Mare. "Gender division of labor and rural women’s control over productive resources: The case of Dita and Mirab Abaya districts, Gamo Gofa zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR), Ethiopia." Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development 9, no. 10 (2017): 230-238.
MLA Yohannes Mare. "Gender division of labor and rural women’s control over productive resources: The case of Dita and Mirab Abaya districts, Gamo Gofa zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR), Ethiopia." Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development 9.10 (2017): 230-238.
   
DOI 10.5897/JAERD2015.0727
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/JAERD/article-abstract/C1E56C466005

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