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.
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