Journal of Political Science and Development
International Journal of Political Science and Development
Vol. 3(1), pp. 50–62, January, 2015.
Assessment of the roles and constraints of women in the economic development of Ethiopia; the case of Ambo Town since 1991
1 Department of Civics and Ethical Studies, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Ambo University, Ambo, Ethiopia. Corresponding author’s Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Cell-phone +251921916942
Accepted 22 January 2015
This paper highlights the roles of women in the economic development of
Ethiopia and their constraints. Women, as half of the populations play a
major role in the economic development of Ethiopia but they face a
number of constraints even their role in the economy and in the
different sectors has often been under estimated. Moreover, women in
Ethiopia or anywhere else in developing countries occupy the low states
in the society and their contributions have never been adequately
recognized. The study was conducted in Ambo town, west shewa zone of
Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia. The findings of this study are based on
primary and secondary data collected from different sources. The result
of the study implies the significance of the role of women in economic
development and the factors that make their economic roles unrecognized.
Finally, the researcher recommended that serious attention should be
paid to their constraints, because women are the pillars of economic
development in Ethiopia in general and Ambo in particular.
Cite This Article As: Ayferam G (2015). Assessment of the roles and constraints of women in the economic development of Ethiopia; the case of Ambo Town since 1991. Inter. J. Polit. Sci. Develop. 3(1): 50-62