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Early labour market transitions of women in low income African countries

 

From school to work in six African countries: how are women faring? 

Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) 

Young African women commonly balance work and family responsibilities by working more in household activities or engaging in agriculture, or in casual wage work. By leaving school early and having children in their teens, young women have fewer livelihood options and face diminished horizons. Interventions that can reach them early in life to help them stay longer in school can have a greater impact on the skills they learn, their future careers, and the contributions they make to their societies.