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Working Paper 230 - Child Labour and Schooling in South Sudan and Sudan: Is There a Gender Preference?
Over the last decades, gender equality and women’s empowerment have been recognized as important dimensions of development strategies throughout the world and particularly in Africa where inequalities are salient. They are not only drivers of a population’s well-being but also key for reducing poverty and fostering sustainable development. They are also human rights universally promoted as stated in the United Nations Millennium Declaration in 20002 . Women’s economic and social disadvantages have been identified as important determinants of the persistence of poverty because mothers’ education, health and well-being strongly impact on their children’s ones.