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2009 - Seychelles - Gender Socialization in the Home its Impact on Boys Achievements in Primary and Secondary Schools


Seychelles is a Small Island developing country with a population of roughly 86,000 and the highest standard of living in Africa. Women have achieved almost full empowerment in public life. Although political representation is relatively low at 24%, women have many advantages over men exemplified by a life expectancy that exceeds that of men by 10 years. Women head 57% of all households, and 54% of them are not in a steady union with a man. Seventy-nine percent of all children are born out of wedlock, and divorce is on the rise. Some of the problems facing the Seychelles are domestic violence, alcohol and drug abuse by men and teenage pregnancies.

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