Woman's Role in Economic Development

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Woman's Role in Economic Development by Ester Boserup.pdf

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Descriptions : Boserup s contribution to our thinking on womeni s role in development cannot be underestimated Her keen observations her use of empirical data and her commitment to greater gender equality are still an inspiration to students researchers and activists who are interested in a better and more equal world From the new Introduction by Nazneen Kanji Su Fei Tan and Camilla Toulmin Womeni s Role in Economic Development has become a key reference book for anyone student scholar or practitioner interested in gender and development analyses This book is important not only because it provided the intellectual underpinning of the Women in Development WID analysis but also because of the lasting influence it had on the development of theoretical conceptual and policy thinking in the fields of women gender and development The re editing of Womeni s Role in Economic Development with its new introduction ensures students academics and practitioners continued access to an essential reference for those interested in the women and development literature Gender and Development This classic text by Ester Boserup was the first investigation ever undertaken into what happens to women in the process of economic and social growth throughout the developing world thereby serving as an international benchmark In the context of the ongoing struggle for womeni s rights massive urbanization and international efforts to reduce poverty this book continues to be a vital text for economists sociologists development workers activists and all those who take an active interest in women s social and economic circumstances and problems throughout the world A substantial new Introduction by Nazneen Kanji Su Fei Tan and Camilla Toulmin reflects on Boserupi s legacy as a scholar and activist and the continuing relevance of her work This highlights the key issue of how the role of women in economic development has or has not changed over the past four decades in

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