Why Has Development Neglected Rural Women?

Why Has Development Neglected Rural Women?

A Review of the South Asian Literature

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Author: Nici Nelson
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483188713

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Why Has Development Neglected Rural Women?: A Review of the South Asian Literature reviews literatures about the role of women in rural development in South Asia. The book details the concept of development and the importance of considering the role of women in development. Next, the selection discusses the extant literature on women's roles in rural life and economy. The title also analyzes the contemporary knowledge about rural women, and then discusses the general areas or research that should be considered in the future. The text will be of great interest to economists, political scientists, sociologists, and psychologists.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter Page

    I A Review with a Difference


    The Meaning of Development

    Why Consider the Role of Women in Development?

    Data Sources

    Why Has So Little Research Been Done on Women's Roles in Rural Development?

    What is The Role of Rural Women in Development?

    II Literature on Rural Woman of the Asian Sub-Continent




    Sri Lanka

    III What May Have Been Learned So Far

    Women are Not a Homogenous Group

    Women are a Disadvantaged Sector

    Importance of Women's Work

    Women Live Their Lives Through Their Male Relatives

    The Stereotyped Household and the Myth of the Ever-Present Male Head

    Women's Status and Fertility

    Some of the Effects Of 'Development' on the Roles of Rural Women

    IV If More Knowledge is the Answer, Then What are the Questions?

    Action-Orientated Research

    Female Labor Participation

    Female Labor and Family Life

    Women's Role in Household Management

    Women and Consumption Patterns

    Women and the New Technology

    Specific Women's Progranities

    Theoretical Research

    Socio-Historical Studies

    The Subordination of Women

    How Women Perceive Their Roles

    How Men Perceive Women


    Women's Structures

    Women's Role in Society's Larger Institutions:Family, Class and Education

    V Conclusion


Product details

  • No. of pages: 116
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483188713

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