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Economics: Child Labor: Sub-Saharan Africa
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From the rural farm to the urban street, girls are participating in the economies of the Muslim societies of Sub-Saharan Africa. That girls do participate in the tasks of households and the rigors of work is both a symptom of the region's poverty and one of its causes. The long-term impact of girls working rather than going to school results in fewer trained individuals available to promote modern economies in the region. Nevertheless, the phenomenon of girls at work in Muslim Africa is an important part of their socialization process a…

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Howard, W. Stephen, “Economics: Child Labor: Sub-Saharan Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0227c>
First published online: 2009



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