Impact of Providing Sanitary Pads to Poor School Girls in Africa

Dolan, Catherine and Scott, Linda (2010) Impact of Providing Sanitary Pads to Poor School Girls in Africa. In: American Marketing Association 2010 Summer Conference, 14 August 2010, Boston, Massachusetts.

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Abstract

The education of girls is a primary focus of development efforts in poor countries because female achievement, especially at the secondary level, is believed to have long-lasting and far-reaching economic effects. Complex multiple factors work against girls’ education in developing countries, including entrenched beliefs and practices that devalue female education. However, one simple contributing factor has recently been suspected of having an impact on girls’ remaining in school: poor girls often have no access to sanitary products and, as a result of feared embarrassment, attend irregularly, perform poorly, and then drop out.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Education; Women; Africa; Sanitary Products
Subject(s): Retail
Centre: Oxford Institute of Retail Management
Faculty of Marketing
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2012 13:57
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 14:06
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/2470

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