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Women’s Schooling and Social Change in the Developing World after 1950

Robert A. Levine, Sarah E. Levine, Beatrice Schnell-Anzola, Meredith L. Rowe, and Emily Dexter

in Literacy and Mothering: How Women’s Schooling Changes the Lives of the World's Children

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195309829
eISBN:
9780199932733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309829.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This is a review of evidence on the relationship of women’s school attainment to child survival and fertility, with an examination of long-term studies in Bangladesh, the Philippines and Guatemala, ... More


Literacy and Mothering: How Women’s Schooling Changes the Lives of the World's Children

Robert A. LeVine, Sarah LeVine, Beatrice Schnell-Anzola, Meredith L. Rowe, and Emily Dexter

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195309829
eISBN:
9780199932733
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309829.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Decades of research have shown that women’s school attainment is correlated with reduced child mortality and fertility in developing countries – without clarifying the processes involved. This book ... More


Mothers’ Retention of Literacy Skills

Robert A. Levine, Sarah E. Levine, Beatrice Schnell-Anzola, Meredith L. Rowe, and Emily Dexter

in Literacy and Mothering: How Women’s Schooling Changes the Lives of the World's Children

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195309829
eISBN:
9780199932733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309829.003.0038
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter presents the methods of literacy assessment used in the four countries (further details can be found in Appendix A) and the results of analyses designed to answer the question: Did the ... More


The Beecher Sisters

Barbara A. White

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099270
eISBN:
9780300127638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099270.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book is a joint biography of the famous Beecher sisters, who lived and worked in nineteenth-century America. Daughters of the well-known evangelist Lyman Beecher, the three sisters, who were not ... More


What about the Girls?

Juliet A. Williams

in Separation Solution?: Single-Sex Education and the New Politics of Gender Equality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288959
eISBN:
9780520963788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288959.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter demonstrates how a focus on educational equity for disadvantaged girls helped redeem and revive the cause of single-sex education. In the wake of the controversy over proposals to create ... More


Chapter Six

Janann Sherman

in Walking on Air: The Aerial Adventures of Phoebe Omlie

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031243
eISBN:
9781617031250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031243.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes events in Phoebe’s life including the death of her husband Vernon in a plane crash in 1936; her resignation from her position with the federal government to campaign for ... More


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