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1st Edition

Women in Developing Countries
A Policy Focus

ISBN 9780866562263
Published January 1, 1983 by Routledge
144 Pages

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Book Description

Here is an insightful volume on the integration of women in the modernization process of developing countries, with research studies on women and development in Guatemala, Tanzania, Indonesia, and several other countries. Drawing from theory and practice, authorities examine how development in any kind of economy marginalizes women, illustrate the existence of a feminist awareness among impoverished rural women, demonstrate the importance of understanding the policy and program implementation institutions within which any transition toward more women-sensitive change is to occur, and suggest the kind of research that would be useful and credible to policymakers. Each of the controversial chapters reflects a new phase in women and development research, and each is a reminder that the fundamental issue--women’s subordination--remains key to theory and practice in development.

Table of Contents

Contents Women and Development

  • The Decline of Female Family Business: A Guatemalan Case Study
  • Efforts Toward Women’s Development in Tanzania: Gender Rhetoric vs. Gender Realities
  • At the End of the Line: Women and United States Foreign Aid in Asia, 1978–1980
  • Implications of Development for Women in Indonesia: Research and Policy Issues
  • Incorporating Women Into International Development Programs: The Political Phenomenology of a Private Foundation
  • Women, Development, and Public Policy: A Selected Bibliography

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