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BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Women in Egor Local Government Area in Edo State inspite of their daily roles to improve the existing standard are being looked down upon by their male counterpart as playing the second fiddle. A review of feminist literature indicates that there is now a demand for re-orientation of research and changes in methodological procedures used for complication of national income. There are at least three stands to this firstly; there is the issue that a considerable portion of women’s labour is not reflection in Egor Local Government statistics. This is a phenomenon due to the fact that the labour of the house wife is not traded and valued at market prices.
Secondly, there is the formal versus informal sector issue. On a worldwide basis, but more so in the developing countries of the world women constitute the greater percentage of the informal sector labour forces. Thirdly, there is the rural-urban dichotomy more than not; women are left behind when there is male migration from rural to urban areas. These three issues are mutually self explanatory as women get left behind in the rural areas. They have limited opportunities for self improvement. They are therefore suitable mainly informal sector employment. Their labour as house wives, house maids etc is not accurately affected in nation statistics. Another relevant issue is that where women are in selection for religions or social reasons, enumerators who are more often men cannot meet the women to accurately appraise their labour input.
STATEMENT OF PROBLEMS
The basic premise of this essay is that the non involvement or marginalization of women in development programmes is wasteful and impedes effective economic development. Its effect is similar to inadequate use of factor of production in agriculture which means that the production possibilities curve is lower than it should be on the basis of this premise, the problem associated with the involvement of women in the economic development of Edo State and strategies of solving these problems are discussed.
PURPOSE OF STUDY
The objective of this paper is therefore to highlight the role of women in economic development of Egor Local Government Area in Edo State with view to identifying attendant problem and suggesting possible solution.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
It is hoped that this study will be useful in selecting appropriate rural women in Egor Local Government Area. it is also hoped that it will help the rural women in producing and advertising their products.
Finally, it is my hope that the project work will justify the economic investment in rural women in Egor Local Government Area.
1. Does transportation problem put a serious problem in the rural women farmers?
2. Is inadequate finance a problem to rural women farmers?
3. Does diseases outbreak affects their products?
4. Does bad road affect rural women farmers?
5. Does an inadequate material affect their product?
SCOPE OF STUDY
The study focuses on economic development of rural women farmers in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State. Edo State is made up of local government area. As a result of time and financial constrains book on social studies and geography of Edo State which relate to economic contribution of women in Edo State are consulted. Questionnaires are written, to take a random sampling of economic contribution of women in Egor Local Government Area in Edo State.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
Economic – of economics or the economy and profit.
Development – become or make large, more manure or more advanced.
Rural – of in or life the country side.
Marginalization – cause to feel less important
Programme – A planned series of events.
Outbreak: A sudden or violent occurrence of war, disease etc.
Inadequate – not enough or not good enough.