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Globalization and the Socio- Economic Development of the Nigerian Women: Challenges for Social Studies Education

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Abstract

Globalization, according to the Population Reference Bureau (2000) has encouraged women's participation in the market economy by creating new job opportunities. This paper presents globalization and socio-economic development of the Nigerian women. It highlights the several ways in which the concept globalization can be used, how globalization has assisted women in holding conferences where key issues affecting them were discussed and how Nigeria and some other countries of the world have implemented some of the issues discussed at the various global conferences and the effects of the implementation on the socio-economic development of the Nigerian women. The paper concludes by recommending the incorporation of global education Into the soda/ studies curriculum so that students could have the knowledge of international understanding to contribute to national development and show empathetically understanding of Nigeria's peculiar problems and background.

Introduction
Globalization can be perceived in different forms, it can be taken to mean the establishment of a global market for goods and capitals. In its broadest sense, globalization refers to the existence or relationships between the different regions of the world and the reciprocal influence that societies exert upon one another. We can talk of global market or the world as a global village. Globalization is not a new phenomenon; it has taken place previously in history. The slave trade was an aspect of globalization and economic interaction between countries of the world general trade is part of globalization. Globalization can also be defined as the increasingly rapid flow of information, goods and money around the world. It played a prominent role in people's lives in the second half of the 2oth century. Globalization has encouraged women's participation in the market economy by creating new job opportunities. Demand for women’s labour has expanded and women are currently over 40% of the...