Towards Gender Equity in Development Hardback
Edited by Siwan (Professor, Professor, Vancouver School of Economics, University of British Columbia Anderson, Lori (Associate Professor, Associate Professor, Northwestern University, USA) Beaman, Jean-Philippe (Professor, Professor, University of Namur, Belgium) Platteau
Part of the WIDER Studies in Development Economics series
As a result of widespread mistreatment and overt discrimination, women in the developing world often lack autonomy.
Towards Gender Equity in Development brings together leading scholars working on gender issues to explore key sources of female empowerment and discuss the current challenges and opportunities for the future. Exploring three key domains, this book adopts a clear multi-disciplinary approach to present different perspectives from gender-focused economics and social research.
It covers marriage and women's relative bargaining position within the household; the options available to women outside of marriage and in the context of their community; and overarching discriminatory laws and cultural norms.
It engages with questions of how marriage, divorce, and remarriage practices have evolved and with whateffects for women; how female empowerment can benefit from improving options and economic and collective action opportunities; and how the government can act as a lawmaker to contribute to modifying norms and practices that disadvantage women.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 448 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Publication Date: 01/11/2018
- Category: Social discrimination
- ISBN: 9780198829591