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Modernisation emphasises the point that western capitals, values and practises are the basis for “modernising” 3rd world countries by helping them become sustainable .However this can only widen the gap between first and 3rd world resulting more 3rd world countries to depend more and more upon the first world for sustenance
Modernisation is defined as the transition from the traditional society of the past to modern society as it is found today in the west .Modernisation presents the idea that by introducing modern methods in technology ,agriculture production for trade ,industrialisation dependant on the mobility of the labour force thus 3rd world countries will experience a boost in their economies .Many proponents of the modernisation theory were there such as Walter Rostov, Talcott Parsons Daniel Lerner felt that the rest of the world especialyy3rd world had to adopt the Western ways of life.
As research was taken further into the modernisation theory it is seen that development could worsen women lives probably more than anything. In 3rd world countries women have been seen as major contributors to their household as primary subsistence farmers, producing crops for their families. However now, industrial societies due to modernisation, women are not able to own land and thus their rights are taken away by their husbands hence losing the important economic and social roles as subsistence food producers.
Their household craft productions also decreases as the lose a significant source of income .As they become unemployed with very low some if any income women are then driven to the cities to seek employment in larger businesses however they can only be employed for low income works as most men hold the most important jobs which have higher salaries this women end up doing jobs such as sewing and washing and ironing for the young children most probably those…...

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