n Gender and Behaviour - A taken for granted and unpaid daily labour of northern Nigerian women




Women in Northern Nigeria, apart from their universal role of pregnancy, childbearing and childrearing, also engage in various household chores, which made them to act as housemaids, cleaners, daycare centers, teachers and wives, all at the same time. This article explains how all these happens to be a reality, and argue that they were not paid for all these labour, and in fact, all of these were simply taken for granted, not only by their husbands, but even by the modern economic analysis.


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