Information and Communication Technology: Gender Issues in Developing Nations

Kimberly Betz Leahy, Ira Yermish
InSITE 2002  •  Volume 2  •  2002
As Developing Nations seek to leverage scarce resources toward the goal of achieving a developed status they must reevaluate past practices and explore available and affordable technologies. Where information and communication infrastructures are weak, use of low-cost, easily distributed technologies have proven effective. Still, many developing nations have failed to incorporate a resource in great abundance, their women, to use these new technologies to greatest advantage. This paper will address the implications of women’s lack of economic and educational parity, and offer examples of how the education of women through the use of information and communication technology can enhance a nation’s gross domestic product (GDP).
Developing Nations, IT Education, Gender Issues
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