GENDER PARTICIPATION IN TECHNICAL TRAINING INSTITUTIONS: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE KENYAN CASE
AbstractThe paper focuses on skill training opportunities for females in Technical Education Programmes (TEP) in Kenya. In Africa, labour markets have become so competitive that females need to be assisted to enter such markets. Expanding skill-training opportunities for females in training institutions could meet this demand. Informal interviews and questionnaires were used to collect data that were analysed within the framework of human capital theory. Sex balance was lacking in TEP and most institutions were internally inefficient, with endogenous factors forcing trainees out of the training programmes.
Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review Vol.XVIII(1) 2002: 21-34