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Femanomics, women literacy and economics in Sub Saharan Africa

Benedicta Egbo (Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada)

Equal Opportunities International

ISSN: 0261-0159

Article publication date: 1 March 2000



Examines some of the economic implications of persistently excluding women in Sub‐Saharan Africa from access to literacy, arguing that women can not fulfil their full potential both on an individuals and state level without this. Introduces the concept of “femanomics”, which is the enhancement of the status of women by positive intervention. Advocates the implementation of effective literacy policies geared towards social reconstruction, linking educational empowerment with women’s economic independence and provide an outline of areas which require attention.



Egbo, B. (2000), "Femanomics, women literacy and economics in Sub Saharan Africa", Equal Opportunities International, Vol. 19 No. 2/3/4, pp. 8-16.




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