Relationship between young women and parents in rural Ethiopia
AbstractIn rural Ethiopia, parents play an important role in the major life events of their daughters such as education and marriage. However, parentsâ€™ roles have been evolving, likely due to the rapid expansion of educational opportunities for girls and the growing need of cash income among rural households. Currently, encouraging their daughters to take up further education and jobs in the formal sector contrasts with rural Ethiopian womenâ€™s conventional life course events in the past, which are characterized by early marriage and low educational profiles. An interview analysis with parents of young women indicated that under the continuing de-agrarianization among rural households, women are expected to have their own cash income generating activities to qualify as marriage partners.
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Date of creation: Mar 2013
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Publication status: Published in IDE Discussion Paper. No. 404. 2013.3
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- Kodama, Yuka, 2012. "Young women's economic daily lives in rural Ethiopia," IDE Discussion Papers 344, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).
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