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RELIGION, GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT: EMERGING ISSUES

Fasina, Fagbeminiyi and Matthew, Oluwatoyin (2010) RELIGION, GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT: EMERGING ISSUES. Gender and Behaviour, 8 (1). pp. 2789-2805. ISSN 1117-1421

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Abstract

The term gender simply means the classification of people into male and female, but it is more than that. Gender classification includes what society expects from each of the sexes: both biological and social responsibilities. Nature has bestowed upon the female gender certain natural and social expectations which include: child-bearing, household duties, planting, harvesting and processing of agricultural produce. This could be summarized as production and reproduction. Likewise, the male has the major responsibility, as the head of the household, of taking care of the family. It is in this light that this study looks at the religion perspective of gender to the development of Nigeria. The study made use of primary data via the administration of two hundred questionnaires to respondents. The result shows that both the males and females are essential in the development of Nigeria.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mr Fagbeminiyi Fasina
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2015 21:46
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2015 21:46
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/4260

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