This book examines the impact of education on the lives and livelihoods of people in developing countries, particularly those living in poorer areas and from poorer households. The chapter titled, ‘skill acquisition and its impact upon lives and livelihoods in Ghana, India and Pakistan’, outlines the different national contexts of skills development in these countries. It assesses how accessible the skills systems are for the poorest members of society. The authors draw on field data to comment on the relationships between formal schooling and access to and acquisition of and utilisation of technical and vocational education and training (TVET). It was found that traditional gender roles limit female participation in the skills systems of all three countries analysed.
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