Journals Higher Education

$76.95

Paperback

Published: 15 February 1990

320 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195061581


Bookseller Code (04)

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Persistent Inequalities

Women and World Development

Edited by Irene Tinker

Synthesizing the vast amount of research done in the last two decades on the roles of women in economic development, this anthology provides both a historical and political overview of the field and a careful examination of major areas of current research. The first part of the book places the field in a broad historical perspective, showing how far it has come and where it is going, and sets the stage for the ensuing debate in which renowned scholars such as Amartya Sen, Hanna Papanek, Joycelin Massiah, Simi Afonja, and Vina Mazumdar explore in detail two of the most important issues confronting women in the Third World today: the intrahousehold distribution of income and resources and the persistence of patriarchy.

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