Household decisions, gender, and development: a synthesis of recent research

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International Food Policy Research Institute, Mar 11, 2004 - Business & Economics - 274 pages
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What does the latest research tell us about gender and development? This book summarizes the research results and policy implications of 27 studies on the subject. The findings in this book are grounded in empirical, quantitative evidence, but they are presented in nontechnical language. The book is organized according to the following broad themes: (1) power and resources within the household; (2) agriculture and natural resources; (3) health and nutrition; (4) social capital, legal institutions, and propertyrights; and (5) the impact of policies and interventions. Each thematic section begins with an overview of the key messages for that theme and of the specific contribution each study makes in that area. Summaries of each study follow, with suggestions for further reading. The book will be useful to teachers, undergraduate and graduate students, practitioners working on gender and development, and general readers interested in the subject. Contributors: Christopher Adam, Michelle Adato, Akhter U. Ahmed, J. B. Aidoo, Harold Alderman, Alok Bhargava, Howarth Bouis, B n dicte de la Bri re, Jean-Paul Chavas, Nora Coj, Priscilla A. Cooke, Catherine Cross, Jonna P. Estudillo, Marcel Fafchamps, Marzia Fontana, Elizabeth Frankenberg, Lawrence Haddad, Kelly Hallman, John Hoddinott, Bill Kinsey, John A. Maluccio, Reynaldo Martorell, Julian May, W. T. Mbhele, Bonnie McClafferty, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Dubravka Mindek, T. M. Mngadi, Ruchira Tabassum Naved, Aida Ndiaye, Carlo del Ninno, Keijiro Otsuka, Michael J. Paolisso, Ellen Payongayong, Usha Ramakrishnan, Shibesh Regmi, Marie T. Ruel, Nevin Scrimshaw, Emmanuel Skoufias, Lisa C. Smith, Duncan Thomas, Christopher Udry, Margaret Zwarteveen

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Agnes R. Quisumbing is a senior research fellow at IFPRI, where she leads research on gender issues.