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dc.contributorMudege, Netsayien_US
dc.contributorLopez, Dianaen_US
dc.contributorNajjar, Dinaen_US
dc.contributorKandiwa, Vongaien_US
dc.contributorLuis, Joyceen_US
dc.contributorYila, Jummaien_US
dc.contributorTegbaru, Amareen_US
dc.contributorGaya, Hyeladien_US
dc.contributorBadstue, Lone Bechen_US
dc.contributorNjuguna-Mungai, Estheren_US
dc.contributorBentaibi, Abderahimen_US
dc.creatorElias, Marleneen_US
dc.identifier.citationMarlene Elias, Netsayi Mudege, Diana Lopez, Dina Najjar, Vongai Kandiwa, Joyce Luis, Jummai Yila, Amare Tegbaru, Hyeladi Gaya, Lone Bech Badstue, Esther Njuguna-Mungai, Abderahim Bentaibi. (30/9/2018). Gendered aspirations and occupations among rural youth, in agriculture and beyond: A cross-regional perspective. Journal of Gender Agriculture and Food Security (Agri-Gender), 3 (1), pp. 82-107.en_US
dc.description.abstractBased on 25 case studies from the global comparative study ‘GENNOVATE: Enabling gender equality in agricultural and environmental innovation’, this paper explores rural young women’s and men’s occupational aspirations and trajectories in India, Mali, Malawi, Morocco, Mexico, Nigeria, and the Philippines. We draw upon qualitative data from 50 sex-segregated focus groups with the youth to show that across the study’s regional contexts, young rural women and men predominantly aspire for formal blue and white-collar jobs. Yet, they experience an aspirationachievement gap, as the promise of their education for securing the formal employment they seek is unfulfilled, and they continue to farm in their family’s production. Whereas some young men aspired to engage in knowledge-intensive or ‘modern’ agriculture, young women did not express any such interest. Framing our analysis within a relational approach, we contend that various gender norms that discriminate against women in agriculture dissuade young women from aspiring for agriculture-related occupation. We discuss the gendered opportunity spaces of the study sites, the meanings these hold for allowing young women and men to achieve their aspirations and catalyze agricultural innovation, and implications for agricultural policies and research for development. Our findings show that youth and gender issues are inextricably intertwined and cannot be understood in isolation one from the other.en_US
dc.publisherThe Africa Centre for Gender, Social Research and Impact Assessmenten_US
dc.sourceJournal of Gender Agriculture and Food Security (Agri-Gender);3,(2018) Pagination 82-107en_US
dc.subjectrelational approachen_US
dc.subjectaspiration-achievement gapen_US
dc.titleGendered aspirations and occupations among rural youth, in agriculture and beyond: A cross-regional perspectiveen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idElias, Marlene: 0000-0001-8835-5348en_US
cg.creator.idMudege, Netsayi: 0000-0002-0389-1967en_US
cg.creator.idNajjar, Dina: 0000-0001-9156-7691en_US
cg.creator.idTegbaru, Amare: 0000-0002-0692-9887en_US
cg.subject.agrovocgender normsen_US
cg.subject.agrovocopportunity structureen_US
cg.contributor.centerBioversity International - Bioversityen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics - ICRISATen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Institute of Tropical Agriculture - IITAen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Maize and Wheat Improvement Center - CIMMYTen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Potato Center - CIPen_US
cg.contributor.centerIndependent / Not associateden_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Rice Research Institute - IRRIen_US
cg.contributor.centerNational Institute of Agronomic Research Morocco - INRA Moroccoen_US
cg.contributor.centerWageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation - WUR - CDIen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Wheat - WHEATen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals - GLDCen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Maize and Wheat Improvement Center - CIMMYTen_US
cg.contributor.projectCRP WHEAT Phase IIen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionSouthern Asiaen_US
cg.coverage.regionEastern Africaen_US
cg.coverage.regionWestern Africaen_US
cg.coverage.regionCentral Americaen_US
cg.coverage.regionNorthern Africaen_US
cg.coverage.regionSouth-Eastern Asiaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US
cg.journalJournal of Gender Agriculture and Food Security (Agri-Gender)en_US

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