POVERTY AND MULTI-TASKING: IMPLICATION FOR WOMEN SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN BENIN CITY.

LONGE JOSHUA SUNDAY
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
University of Benin, Benin City.
joshua.longe@uniben.edu
AND
OPELUSI OLAKITAN ISAAC
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
University of Benin, Benin City.
Opelusiisaac2014@gmail.com

SUMMARY

The antecedent of multi-tasking, connected to poverty has been associated with historical socio-cultural milieu essential for survival. Scholars agree their features are diverse but maintain that both have implication for family and society. This study perceives multi-tasking has social invention that interprets communal experiences of conventional coping strategy, and relatively sense poverty as a state of pervasive lack which has implications for women social development. It adopted Role theory and Social Exchange theory to clarify these relationships sociologically. The observed results indicate that poverty is a prime cause of multi-tasking among women and multi-tasking affect family up-bringing. Obviously, work-family relationship is normative and women social development is encumbered. The findings of the study have implication for women social development, family care and social development.

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Posted in VOLUME 18 NO.1 APRIL, 2016.

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