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Examining Gender Equity Research in Ghanaian Mines: A Meta–Analytical Approach
Division of Human Work Science, Department of Business Administration, Social Science and Technology, LTU, Sweden.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0147-0680
2014 (English)In: UGBS Conference on Business and Development 2014: conference proceedings, Accra: University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) , 2014, 264-271 p., 5Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Gender-oriented persons constitute majority of the Ghanaian population yet underrepresented in mining exploration, underground mining and mineral processing. In Ghana, the 2010 population and housing census figures on gender participation proportion in mining stood at 0.6% for females as compared to 2.0% for males. The purpose of this study is to create understanding on the politics of employing gender oriented persons in mine work, as well as identifying the organizational and socio-cultural challenges facing them. The study employed a meta-analysis technique for data collection. The results showed that some mining companies advertised their mining jobs openly expressing preferences for male employees due to general physical hardness of the conditions under which the mineworkers operate. In addition, the work demonstrates prevalence of organizational and socio-cultural barriers affecting effective participation of gender oriented persons in the mines. It is, therefore recommended the need to promote gender mainstreaming and gender equality as part of development strategies in Ghanaian mines, a situation that might enable gender oriented persons to earn a decent living from a decent workplace, allowing escape from poverty and improvement in their standard of living.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Accra: University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) , 2014. 264-271 p., 5
Keyword [en]
Gender, Gender oriented persons, Socio-cultural barrier, Ghanaian mines, Interdisciplinary research areas - Gender, Social sciences - Sociology, Manufacturing engineering and work sciences - Work sciences and ergonomics
Keyword [sv]
Tvärvetenskapliga forskningsområden - Genus, Socialvetenskap - Sociologi, Produktion och arbetsvetenskap - Arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi
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Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
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Human Work Science; Gender and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-31694Local ID: 5f3f2d6d-509f-4463-9891-46e68a9a7dcbISBN: 978-9988-1-9561-8 (print)ISBN: 978-9988-1-9564-9 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-31694DiVA: diva2:1004928
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UGBS Conference on Business and Development : 28/07/2014 - 31/07/2014
Note
Godkänd; 2014; 20141223 (mohami)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2017-10-19Bibliographically approved

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