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Title:Gender, political participation and the feminization of poverty in Nigeria
Author:Olutayo, M.A. 'Seun
Year:2010
Periodical:Ibadan journal of the social sciences (ISSN 1597-5207)
Volume:8
Issue:2
Pages:205-216
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:women politicians
political participation
poverty
Abstract:This paper examines the implications of poverty for female participation in politics. Specifically, it focuses on the role of culture and political economy which persistently engenders the feminization of poverty with adverse implication for female political participation. It does this by using the qualitative method of data collection to elucidate gender imbalance as represented by male dominance and female underrepresentation in politics in Oyo state. In emphasizing the mutability of the existing constraints to the political participation of women in Oyo state, Nigeria. The paper underscores the extent to which economic powerlessness or poverty and other social factors will continue to inhibit women's participation and representation. As such, except there is a fundamental transformation of the social structure, the realization of the female gender in politics will only be of theoretical relevance as its practicability is almost impossible. Bibliogr., notes, sum. [Journal abstract]
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