Globalization And Gender Inequality

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In this fast moving world, globalization has brought us a significant change in terms of product development, communication, technologies, and investment opportunities. If we look back to 50 years before, we would be able to notice the massive changes that took place and here we are today being quipped with the advancement of the technology exclusively. Globalization allows people from various places around the world to stay connected without having to travel a distance to meet the person and even purchase or sell a product from where they are. Globalization as a whole is the inclination toward grander economic, political, cultural and technological interdependence among national institutions and economies (Hill, 2008). However, due to the…show more content…
In many developing countries, gender gap is still one of the greatest challenge when it comes to education and employment where women do not get equal opportunities compared to the men as mentioned by Abwalaba Nancy Owano (2011, p. 44). Although the world has moved to an advanced state, inequality still exists when it comes to education and employment for the women. Women are also not given the same prospect like men as women are believed to be brought up to be a mother and is responsible to look after the children at home ( Gender Inequality as It Exists Today, 2010). On the other hand, men are taught to be the dominant one who ventures out into the society to look for jobs while their wives ended up becoming a housewife where her tasks revolves only within their home. To add on, even when women are in the working force, they would not have the chance to climb up the corporate ladder at the same pace as the other gender (which in this context refers to the male) even if they are doing well. Adding on to that, the society mindset has also made the separation of job scope between the two genders to be more obvious. This is where the male and female have a certain job that is meant for their own gender. For an example, the males are closely tied to jobs like firefighter, policeman and other professions while women are…show more content…
A person with higher education is the fundamental performer of any country’s development plan (Akinkugbe, 2000, pp. 1074 - 1097). Education is important in any industry and it acts similar to a passport as it represents the capability and understanding of a person in a specific area. In fact, most of the potential employer would rather choose an employee with a higher education, or qualification level as they are believed to have an abundant amount of knowledge to be shared and used which would be beneficial to the company. This would also help the company’s profit to rise at its peak when there is an employee with higher education in the company as they are able to adopt the theories that they have learned along the way in university or college. Usually, people with lower qualification that is not on par with the ones with higher qualification would end up having jobs that provide a very low income because renowned companies would not accept them which do not have any academic certificates and achievement. Conversely, due to poverty in some parts of the world like in Africa, children and teenagers do not have the equal opportunity to further their studies or receive a tertiary education. In South Africa, the primary education lies in the rank of 132 out of 144 countries, according to The World Economic Forum’s Global

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