Educate a woman - and you will educate an entire nation?: A comparative study between rural and urban areas on the perception of education and empowerment of women
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This thesis aims to investigate if there are differences between men and women in rural and urban areas on perception of women empowerment. The focus is on girls’ education and development in a post – colonial country. Semi structured, qualitative interviews were conducted in Babati district, Tanzania in February 2011. In order to obtain as much useful information and data as possible several research questions were focused on during the fieldwork. These were: What is the perception on empowerment of women, according to local men and women in rural and urban Babati? , How does a gender gap in school affect development, according to local men and women in rural and urban Babati? , Is the patriarchal heritage an obstacle for development and gender equality, according to local men and women in rural and urban Babati? , Why are urban areas more equal than rural areas, according to local men and women in rural and urban Babati?
The conclusion is that people in rural and urban areas are very similar in their opinions’ of empowerment of women and education for girls. The traditional social and cultural structures are often obstacles for development.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 29 p.
Women empowerment, Development, Gender, Inequality, Schooling
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-9447OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-9447DiVA: diva2:426568
Subject / course
Environment and development
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Loiske, Vesa Matti, Högskolelektor
Lindberg, Claes, Högskolelektor