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Title:Issues in women's education, health, and nutrition: a Nigerian observation
Authors:Ike, Chris A.
Twumasi-Ankrah, KwakuISNI
Periodical:Research Review (ISSN 0855-4412)
Geographic terms:Nigeria
Northern Nigeria
Subjects:women's education
child nutrition
Health, Nutrition, and Medicine
Education and Training
Cultural Roles
Sex Roles
Abstract:The deplorable state of women's education in Nigeria poses a serious social challenge. In northern Nigeria religion is one of the barriers to women's education and, in interaction with other social factors, notably women's restricted gender roles in a traditionally male-oriented culture, contributes to high rates of illiteracy among women. The authors review the hindrances to women's education in northern Nigeria, particularly in the rural areas, and the impact this has on the health and nutrition of children. Nutritional ignorance may be a function of women's limited or lack of education, and the ineptitude of cultural eating habits. Bibliogr., sum.