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Women’s role in economic development: overcoming the constraints

Sarah Bradshaw, Joshua Castellino, and Bineta Diop

in Did the Millennium Development Goals Work?: Meeting Future Challenges with Past Lessons

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447335702
eISBN:
9781447335740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447335702.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter explores the challenges faced by women and the possibilities for improving economic development frameworks for this gender-specific group. It explains why women play an important role in ... More


Conclusion: Becoming “People Who Use Both Hands”

Heather D. Switzer

in When the Light Is Fire: Maasai Schoolgirls in Contemporary Kenya

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042034
eISBN:
9780252050770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042034.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Becoming “People Who Use Both Hands,” argues the contours of the still-unfolding social category of Maasai schoolgirlhood raise conceptual (and therefore political) questions about the convergence of ... More


Development: Human and Economic Dimensions

Hemlata Joshi

in Economic Geography: Volume 2: Urbanization, Industry, and Development

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199458424
eISBN:
9780199086764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199458424.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

The Human Development Index (HDI) developed by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is often regarded as an alternative to income-based measure of welfare. It is based on three indicators: ... More


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