The Effect of Gender Inequality on Women’s Economic Growth: A Case Study of Chipua, Tujijenge and VICOBA Microfinances in Temeke District

Manoti, Anna (2017) The Effect of Gender Inequality on Women’s Economic Growth: A Case Study of Chipua, Tujijenge and VICOBA Microfinances in Temeke District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to examine the effects of inequality towards women economic growth in Temeke District, Dar es Salaam. In pursuit of this objective the methodology used were literature review; interviews using a structured questionnaire and key informant interviews. Data analysis was undertaken using the SPSS software Version 21 for quantitative and Nvivo version 11 for qualitative data. Descriptive statistics were used to obtain frequencies, proportions, and cross-tabulations. Findings of the study revealed that although women are not restricted to engage in economic activities, still the community perspectives towards women is very negative. Women are perceived as weaker sex and unable to do the jobs effectively as compared to men. Moreover, there are inequality employment opportunities between men and women. The situation is worse for married women since they are restricted by their husbands to engage in economic activities. As a result, there is a high dependence level of women to their husbands, situation of which increases their poverty level. The study observed that the relationship between gender inequality and economic growth are statistically significant: indicating that gender inequality in Temeke is the possible reason for women’s economic backwardness. Based on these findings; is recommended that in respect of the concept of gender inequality there should be more awareness and education programs on the effects of gender inequality. In terms of factors causing gender inequality and economic growth the government should enforce and enact good policies, which will eliminate the gender inequality problem in the community as well as provide conducive working environment for both men and women.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2018 09:24
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2018 09:24
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2213

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