This annual series, published in co-operation with the Women in International Development Program at Michigan State University, uses a multidisciplinary approach to explore women's experiences across a wide range of geographical areas, economic sectors, and societal 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 analysis of existing data sets; and in the final section, they analyze a specific research concern from varying perspectives.
INTRODUCTION, Conceptualizing Difference: Gender, Class, and Action, REVIEW ARTICLES, 1. Women and the Environment: Social Reproduction and Sustainable Development, 2. Still Invisible: Women in the Informal Sector, TREND REPORT, 3. Women on Their Own: Global Patterns of Female Headship, FORUM: WOMEN IN AFRICA