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Gender segregation in occupation and policy implications on sustainable development in Nigeria (case study of a federal agency)

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Gender segregation in occupation is a phenomenon that excludes majority of workers from certain occupations. This practice is wasteful to human resources, as it reduces an economy's ability to adjust to shocks in the labour market, especially where it is practiced haphazardly without justifications. Gender segregation in occupation occurs everywhere, be it in the developed and developing countries, thus perpetuating gender inequalities; this informed the declaration by the United Nations of Goal Two, which is 'to promote gender equality and empower women'. The purpose of this paper is to examine gender segregation in occupation and its effects both on the career choice of female workers and the sustainable development of the Nigerian economy, using University of Lagos as a case study.

Keywords: gender segregation, occupation, policy, sustainable development, sustainability, career choice, female employees, women empowerment, Nigeria, federal agencies

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