Teacher’s request: I will be asking question during this graded discussion forum. Students must answer each of my questions. In addition to answering my questions, students must also make at least three replies to other students for each question. Do not wait until the last few days of the forum to post your answers and your replies. You will only receive partial credit if you do this. You will not be able to review students’ posting until you post.
This week’s readings and discussion focus on issues surrounding human capital development in a globalized world. The two readings you have for this week focus first on how best to model/conceptually understand lifelong learning as a means of enhancing individual and societal development (this is the article by Regmi) and second on how increasing human capital specific to women in a developing economy affects overall development (this is the article by Oztunc, Oo, and Serin).
Question: From the Oztunc, Oo and Serin article, we are left facing a rather important fact. Women in the developing world matter and collectively can play a tremendous role in advancing long-term economic development. The authors do a good job of identifying development factors/measures associated with human capital development among women. Using your own sociological imaginations and the knowledge you are armed with from previous readings and discussions, how should developing countries approach the relationship between gender, human capital development and economic development?