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Title:Working Women in the Food Processing Industry: A Case Study in Lagos Area of Nigeria
Authors:Adeyemo, R.O.
Ajobo, O.
Year:1988
Periodical:African Notes: Bulletin of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan
Issue:3
Pages:55-59
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:women workers
women
food
food industry
Labor and Employment
Abstract:Women's involvement in the non-traditional food processing industry in the Lagos area, Nigeria, is analysed. Information on work experience, age distribution, educational attainments, type of jobs, hours of work, income levels, discrimination, and domestic responsibilities of women workers was obtained from a random sample of 100 workers (59 females and 41 males) in eight establishments in the Lagos area. The women complained of a number of problems in respect of their employment. Highest on the list of complaints was poor salary, with 75 percent of the women claiming that they were paid less than their male counterparts. About 71 percent of them had problems relating to transportation, while 51 percent complained of stress. Other problems identified include male domination of top management positions and the labour union's relative inactivity on such women's issues as equal pay, maternity leave and the provision of day care centres. Ref.
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