The Role of Women in the Nigerian Labor Market
The role of women in the workplace is essential for the economic development of the country. The value that women have in the workforce is truly immeasurable. Women bring skills and knowledge needed in the workforce. When women are empowered it is a benefit to all. Although in the 21st Century, there is gender bias and discrimination in the workplace. Women have to work twice as hard as their male counterpart to gain the respectful recognition. Organizations must recognize the role of women in a workplace, increase their talent pool to improve their performance.
Women’s Economic Participation
Recent studies have shown that women are underpaid and underrepresented in a workplace. The continuous closing up of the labor force, participation rate and considerably improvement in women’s educational and professional attainment. This is yet to reflect into noteworthy improvement with respect to increased decision-making power for women and the government creating an enabling work friendly environment for women.
Breaking the Glass Ceilings
There are numerous ceilings placed on Women, such as policies, Legal Cultural, Environmental and Religious ceilings. As a result of this Ceilings, Women are exposed to high level of poverty and economic hardship. These ceilings stands as an obstacle for Women empowerment.
Despite these ceilings, Women around the globe have continue to show their dedication for women inclusion and participation in economic activities for the growth and development. There is still a persistent need to clamor for an expansion of women’s economic and social opportunities and the advancement of women’s rights.
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