Why Women Are Poorer than Men : The Study of Socio-Economic Opportunities of Women and Men in Goaso, Ghana
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This study explores why women are poorer than men. It discusses the socio-economic opportunities of women and men in Goaso, Ghana. Feminist theories - liberal, radical and socialist – form the theoretical background for this study. Qualitative methods such as documentary analysis, articles and review of literature were used for gathering data. Some of the opportunities for both men and women are, educational, agricultural and economic opportunities. The study also discusses the causes of women poverty in Ghana. Some of them are, breakdown of marriages, low literacy rate, rise in general cost of living and unemployment situation in Ghana. Effects of poverty are also highlighted. Obstacles faced by women, men and women‘s employment pattern, policies of the government, the works women and men do in Goaso and the roles men and women play in these policies are dealt with.