Women Participation in the Construction Industry: Lessons from Tanzania

  IJETT-book-cover  International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)          
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Volume-67 Issue-3
Year of Publication : 2019
Authors : Huba Nguluma, Harriet Eliufoo
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V67I3P231


MLA Style: Huba Nguluma, Harriet Eliufoo "Women Participation in the Construction Industry: Lessons from Tanzania" International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology 67.3 (2019): 165-173.

APA Style:Huba Nguluma, Harriet Eliufoo (2019). Women Participation in the Construction Industry: Lessons from Tanzania. International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology, 67(3), 165-173.

The purpose of this paper is to share findings on the involvement of women and division of labour in construction sites. This paper used empirical evidence from thirteen case studies conducted in Dodoma and Dar es Salaam Regions, Tanzania. A total of 90 respondents were interviewed, complemented by questionnaires, and observations. The paper has established that allocation of tasks is gender specific; a majority of women are engaged in unskilled work at construction sites that has low pay; tool ownership amongst women workers is non- existent hence lessening employment opportunities. Gender specific constraints and challenges have also been established by the study. The paper makes recommendations at both policy and operational level in tackling these challenges and encourages more women to develop skills through training so as to cope with a male dominated industry.

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