Women, Economic Development, and Higher Education

Tools in the Reconstruction and Transformation of Post-Apartheid South Africa

  • Diane E. Eynon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 237-252

About this book


This book is a multi-disciplinary exploration of the intersection, relationship, and connection between higher education, economic development, and gender in post-Apartheid South Africa. In just twenty years, South Africa has rewritten its constitution, restructured its macroeconomic growth and development policies, restructured its higher education system, and made a commitment to provide opportunity for all its citizens, specifically those who have historically been marginalized, women and blacks. Eynon weaves together these unique perspectives to illustrate how these multiple domains map onto women and the critical role they play in the present and future of the country. Gender equality and women’s empowerment and education were considered key drivers to South Africa’s transformation.


gender equality Empowerment South Africa colonialism segregation equal opportunity global education economy economic growth poverty HIV/AIDS

Authors and affiliations

  • Diane E. Eynon
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  1. 1.Graduate School of EducationUniversity of Pennsylvania PhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-53143-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-53144-1
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