Women's empowerment in Uganda: colonial roots and contemporary efforts, 1894-2012

Meier zu Selhausen, Felix (2015) Women's empowerment in Uganda: colonial roots and contemporary efforts, 1894-2012. Doctoral thesis (PhD), Utrecht University.

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Abstract

This thesis offers new empirical insights on women’s empowerment in colonial and present-day in Uganda. This thesis is organised into two parts. The first part, offers a novel perspective on the long-term development of African male and female human capital formation, skills, labour market participation, intergenerational social mobility, and marriage patterns over the long 20th century, using unique individual-level data from hitherto unexplored Anglican marriage registers. In the second part, a large-scale field survey in Western Uganda highlights the challenges smallholder women face in present-day rural Uganda and investigates the determinants for women’s participation in co-operatives and the potential of collective action to improve female smallholders’ relative social and economic position. To achieve this, the thesis focuses on an in-depth case-study of a single African country, Uganda.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Keywords: empowerment, microfinance, women, colonialism, Uganda, Africa
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HC Economic history and conditions
Depositing User: Felix Meier zu Selhausen
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2016 08:14
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2016 08:14
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/59912

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