Women in the Third World: A Reference Handbook

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ABC-CLIO, 1997 - Social Science - 348 pages
This up-to-date volume describes how issues such as family relations, violence, health care, work, and politics affect the status of women in Third World countries. Providing a detailed chronology of the significant events, cases, and statutes relevant to women in the Third World, the book also contains biographical sketches of the women who have played key roles in politics, social activism, education, and other important areas. Facts and statistics concerning women's lives and status in developing countries are presented, as are a list of international agreements, a directory of organizations, and a detailed listing of print and nonprint resources including Internet sites. Students, educators, journalists, legislators, and women's advocacy groups will find Women in the Third World a valuable resource for the available research on this timely topic.

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Gender Roles and Inequality
Family Relations
Women and Work

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About the author (1997)

Karen L. Kinnear is a professional writer and the author of several books for ABC-CLIO.

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