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Title:Women and the professions in the Third World
Author:Derryck, Vivian Lowery
Periodical:Journal of Eastern African Research and Development
Geographic term:developing countries
Abstract:Women have been the neglected factor in development efforts. However, there is one group of women who have benefitted from development - those professional women with the training and expertise who were viewed as trained specialists available to fill a workforce need: the service professionals such as teaching and nursing; administrative and managerial professions such as civil service and company/corporation management; and special skills/technical professions such as engineering and agronomy. This discussion of a very narrow stratum of elite women presents the labour force participation rates for selected LDC's (African countries: Egypt, Ivory Coast, Kenya and Liberia) and the estimated female enrollments by level of education for the regions Africa, Asia, Latin America and Oceania. The comment deals with: Profile of the professional women; Labour force entry; Occupational structure; Professional women as agents of social change; Problems of female professionals in the Third World; Remedies for discrimination; implications for development. Notes (separate in a future issue of this journal), tab.