Journal of Social Sciences

THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN THE OIL INDUSTRY

Charles Gyan

DOI : 10.3844/jssp.2013.94.100

Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 9, 2013

Pages 94-100

Abstract

This study was conducted to ascertain the contribution of women in the oil industry. It also looked at the opportunities available and the barriers that prevent women from attaining higher heights in the oil industry. Findings from the study show several factors (institutional, cultural, social and personal) that prevent women from being employed in the oil industry. The study has implication for policy formulation. It brings to the fore, the fact that governments must institute affirmative action policies to bridge the gap between men and women at all level of the Ghanaian society.

Copyright

© 2013 Charles Gyan. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.