Gender Mainstreaming in Poverty Eradication and the Millennium Development Goals: A Handbook for Policy-makers and Other Stakeholders

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Commonwealth Secretariat, 2003 - Social Science - 245 pages
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In this book, Naila Kabeer brings together a set of arguments, findings and lessons from the development literature which help to explain why gender equality merits specific attention from policy-makers, practitioners, researchers and other stakeholders committed to the pursuit of pro-poor and human-centred development.
Neglect of gender inequalities in the distribution of resources, responsibilities and power in the processes of economic accumulation and social reproduction has a high cost, not only for women themselves but also for their children and other dependents and for the development of society as a whole. This book highlights the interconnections between production and reproduction within different societies, and women's critical role in straddling both, and points to the various synergies, trade-offs and externalities which these generate.
 

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Contents

Gender Poverty and Development Policy
1
Integrating Gender into Macroeconomic Analysis
23
The Geography of Gender Inequality
47
Approaches to Poverty Analysis and its Gender
79
Gonclusion
144
Gender Equality and Womens Empowerment
169
Institutionalising Gender Equity Goals in the
197
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Naila Kabeer is a social economist and Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK.

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