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Published by Unesco, Regional Office in Dakar .
Written in English



  • Gambia,
  • Gambia.


  • Women in development -- Gambia.,
  • Women -- Employment -- Gambia.,
  • Sex role -- Gambia.,
  • Gambia -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 63).

StatementRalphina A. Phillott-Almeida.
SeriesEducation of women in Africa ;, no. 6, Education des femmes en Afrique ;, no 6.
LC ClassificationsHQ1240.5.G25 P48 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination63 p. ;
Number of Pages63
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL527825M
LC Control Number98982789

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