Parental decisions and influence on young women's education to work transitions and possible selves futures in Nepal


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Author: Basnet, Neha


Statistics show that Nepal has made significant progress in achieving gender parity, especially in the areas of access to education and female literacy rates. However, despite significant advances made towards equal access to education, Nepali society, to a large extent, still privileges a patriarchal mindset which favours a son over a daughter in access to resources. Using a sample of 12 young females, this paper assesses parental choices in education influencing the education to work transition of young females and also their sense of selves. The findings show that the career pathways...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Students; Gender; Culture and society; Secondary education; Employment; Career development; Outcomes

Keywords: Family; Decision making; Barrier; Cultural aspects; Youth transitions; Transition from education and training to employment; Career choice; Aspirations; Individual development; Case study

Geographic subjects: Nepal; Asia

Published: [Cham, Switzerland]: Springer, 2022

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Journal volume: 5

Journal number: 2

Journal date: June 2022

Pages: pp. 135-150

ISSN: 2204-9193 (print), 2204-9207 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 152.89

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