Gender and Career Progression in the Public Sector: An Empirical Appraisal on the Osun State Civil Service, Nigeria

Peter Irabor, Paul A. Irabor

Affiliation: Kings University, Odeomu, Osun State

Keywords: Gender, Civil Service, Career Progression, Gender equality

Categories: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

DOI: 10.17160/josha.5.8.482

Languages: English

The study identified the policies and practices that impede women career progression in the Osun state civil service and ascertained the challenges faced by women in their career progression in Osun state civil service. These were with the view to assessing career progression of women in Osun State civil service. The study made use of primary data through the administration of a questionnaire. 145 female respondents were drawn from three ministries; Women Affairs and Child Development, Health and Education, Science and Technology. Data gathered were analyzed using frequency distribution. The result showed that there had been no improvement on the policies and practices on women’s career progression in Osun State civil service as there is limited access to professional training, sexual harassment for promotion, and differential rates promotion due to child bearing. The study concluded that women in Osun State civil service have negative experience in their career progression.

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