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Obstacles to growth: gender, discrimination and development in Tonga

Nagarajan, Vijaya


It is clear that women are a force to be reckoned with and have the potential to contribute enormously to the economy; however, they face many impediments to engaging in business and entrepreneurial activities. This article explores the sociopolitical and legal barriers through a gendered lens. It is in four parts. First the fundamental barrier women face—the prohibition on land ownership is examined. It denies women access to a resource essential for all forms of private sector...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Crawford School of Public Policy
ANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Pacific Economic Bulletin


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