Gender, skills development and poverty reduction
Moorosi, P.. (2011) Gender, skills development and poverty reduction. Agenda, Vol.23 (No.81). pp. 110-117. ISSN 1013-0950Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10130950.2009.9676259
This Briefing presents a gender analysis of skills development in South Africa within the broader context of economic growth and poverty reduction. Education and skills development are at the centre of development and economic growth through the Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative for South Africa (Asgi-SA) and Joint Initiative for Priority Skills Acquisition (JIPSA). This Briefing is focused on how JIPSA as a strategy for skills development addresses gender equality. The paper uses a gender and development framework that sees gender relations as a unit of analysis to challenge the skills development initiatives' approach to gender issues. It argues that approaches to skills development assume an integrationist model that ignores cultural, historical and socioeconomic differences between and within women and men. This approach to gender equality is flawed and runs the risk of perpetuating poverty and economic inequalities between men and women and amongst women themselves by advancing those who are already advanced. The paper recommends a comprehensive analysis of gender issues that will inform a gender-sensitive approach to economic growth, skills development and poverty reduction.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute of Education|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Occupational training -- South Africa, Poverty -- South Africa, Women -- South Africa -- Economic conditions, Sex role -- South Africa, Women in economic development, Equality -- South Africa|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Agenda|
|Page Range:||pp. 110-117|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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