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Education: Vocational: South Asia
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In South Asian countries, female representation in the skilled labor force is low and these countries are characterized by patterns of profound occupational segregation that cluster women in a limited number of occupational groups. There are many reasons for this including poverty, non-accessibility of training opportunities, attitudes toward female vocational training education, and lack of physical mobility. In Muslim countries such as Ban…

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Ahmed, Zebun N., “Education: Vocational: South Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 26 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0255c>
First published online: 2009

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