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Asking Mothers' of the Next Generation What to do: A grassroots perspective on how to reach full primary education completion among the next generation of girls in urban Ethiopia
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study has been to examine what assistance potential mothers’ of the next generation suggest for girls, in order for all to be able to complete primary education. This has been investigated through asking 36 women age 18-25, what obstacles they see for socio- economically constrained girls. They have also been asked about how they think these obstacles can be altered for the next generation. The study method has been focus group interviews. When analysing the interview material Empowerment theory and the Salutogenic theory have been applied. The main solutions presented by the respondents is support in income generating activities for the poorest mothers and advocacy for girls’ education. The best way of supporting mothers would according to the respondents be for the Ethiopian Government to assist the poorest mothers to start and run businesses. Religious leaders are perceived to be the possible assistance provider in position to affect the public opinion making the whole society more willing to invest in girls’ educational chances. 

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2014. , 53 p.
Keyword [en]
Africa, Ethiopia, grassroots, girls’ education, protective factor, solution
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-119955OAI: diva2:849676
Available from: 2015-09-02 Created: 2015-08-30 Last updated: 2015-09-02Bibliographically approved

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