Women's Education in the Third World: Comparative Perspectives

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Gail Paradise Kelly, Carolyn M. Elliott, Professor Department of Political Science Carolyn M Elliott
SUNY Press, Jan 1, 1982 - Education - 406 pages
Gail Kelly and Carolyn Elliott have assembled the latest and best available scholarship from a range of disciplines to illuminate the determinants, nature, and outcomes of women's education in third World nations. This study focuses on the undereducation of women in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, delving into its causes, changes in female education patterns and the significance of these changes to societies and to women's lives. Articles in this volume lay the foundation for further research by examining women's schooling from the novel perspective that the social and economic outcomes of women's education are shaped by gender-sex systems that subordinate women to men.
 

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Contents

Orientations Toward the Study of Womens Education in the Third World
1
Factors Affecting Womens Access to Education
9
The Participation of Women in Education in the Third World
11
Educating Girls in Tunisia Issues Generated by the Drive for Universal Enrollment
31
Social Origins and Sexdifferential Schooling in the Philippines
51
Sex and Ethnic Differences in Educational Investment in Malaysia The Effect of Reward Structures
68
Lack of Time as an Obstacle to Womens Education The Case of Upper Volta
88
Educational Practices and Differential MaleFemale Outcomes
105
Outcomes of Womens Schooling Women and Work
201
Sex Differences in the Labor Market Outcomes of Education
203
Women Schooling and Work in Chile Evidence from a Longitudinal Study
228
Women Work and Science in India
249
The Impact of Education on the Female Labor Force in Argentina and Paraguay
264
Outcomes of Womens Schooling The Family
281
Influences of Womens Schooling on Maternal Behavior in the Third World
283
Education and Fertility An Expanded Examination of the Evidence
311

Sex Differences in Educational Attainment The Process
107
Church State and Education in Belgian Africa Implications for Contemporary Third World Women
127
An ActionResearch Project on Universal Primary Education The Plan and the Process
152
Images of Men and Women in Indian Textbooks
173
The Impact of Western Schools on Girls Expectations A Togolese Case
188
New Directions for Research
331
Women and Schooling in the Third World A Bibliography
345
Contributors
399
Index
401
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Gail P. Kelly is Associate Professor in the Department of Social, Philosophical and Historical Foundations, Faculty of Education, at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is also associate editor of the Comparative Education Review.

A former director of the Wellesley College Center for Women in Higher Education and the Professions, Carolyn M. Elliott is with the Ford Foundation in New Delhi, India.

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