Boys go fishing, girls work at home: Gender roles, poverty, and unequal school access among semi-nomadic fishing communities in South Western Madagascar

Details

Serval ID
serval:BIB_1416B92D13C6
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Boys go fishing, girls work at home: Gender roles, poverty, and unequal school access among semi-nomadic fishing communities in South Western Madagascar
Journal
Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education
Author(s)
Picard David, Nascimento Moreira Catarina
ISSN
0305-7925
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
47
Number
4
Pages
499-511
Language
english
Abstract
Drawing from data gathered in South Western Madagascar in 2011, the work explores the combination of poverty and traditional gender roles as a critical factor for unequal school access among young people from semi-nomadic fishing communities. It demonstrates that from the age of early puberty, most boys would go fishing with their fathers and brothers while most girls from the same families would work at home. Contrary to the phenomenon of female marginalisation in the school system observed in many developing society contexts, both boys and girls are here marginalised. The instrument of global policy designs such as positive discrimination for girls seems ill-suited to resolve the problem. Instead, the authors call for a more tailored and context-specific approach to address the particular challenges amongst semi-nomadic fishing communities in Madagascar.
Keywords
School access, gender, poverty, Madagascar, nomadic people
Create date
09/10/2016 14:42
Last modification date
21/08/2019 5:17
Usage data