Women in Developing Countries: A Policy Focus

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Haworth Press, 1983 - Political Science - 135 pages
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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.

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Kathleen Staudt is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Civic Engagement. She received her PhD in political science from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) in 1976, and joined the UTEP faculty in 1977. Her research interests include border politics and public policy; education, schools, and standardized testing; women and gender in international development and bureaucracy; domestic violence; and civic engagement and education. She is a member of the doctoral faculty for the EdD.

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