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Disability, Gender, And Employment Relationships In Africa: The Case Of Ghana, Augustina Naami Jun 2015

Disability, Gender, And Employment Relationships In Africa: The Case Of Ghana, Augustina Naami

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The exploratory quantitative study sought to develop an understanding about the relationships among disability, gender and employment in Northern Ghana. A total of 110 individuals with disabilities (20–60 years) from various disability groups participated in the study. The results indicate that many persons with disabilities are unemployed, the majority being women. Discrimination is cited as the greatest barrier to the employment of persons with disabilities, particularly women. The majority of persons with disabilities, typically women, live in poverty; given that some are unemployed and those who are employed worked mostly in marginal, seasonal and menial jobs. Persons with disabilities ...