This annual series, published in cooperation with the Women and International Development Program at Michigan State University, uses a multi-disciplinary approach to explore women's experiences across a wide range of geographical areas, economic sectors, and social institutions. The articles presented in each volume synthesize a growing body of literature on key issues, suggest priorities for research, and propose changes in development policy and programming. Each volume is divided into three major sections. In the first, contributors distill and interpret research in review articles; in the second–a trend report–they provide original analyses of existing data sets; and in the final section, they analyze a specific research concern from varying perspectives.
Table of Contents
Introduction -- Review Articles -- Agricultural Technology: Impact, Issues, and Action -- Health Technologies and Women of the Third World -- Trend Report -- Recent Developments in Women’s Education: Closer to a Better Social Order? -- Forum: Women and Politics -- Women and Development Agencies -- Women and the Law -- The Empowerment of Women
Rita S. Gallin is director of the Women and International Development Program and associate professor of sociology at Michigan State University. Marilyn Aronoff is assistant professor of sociology at Michigan State University. Anne Ferguson an anthropologist, is the women and development specialist with the Bean/Cowpea Collaborative Research Support Program, an international agricultural program with projects in Africa and Latin America.