Women and Development in Africa: How Gender Works

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Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2004 - Social Science - 244 pages
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An exploration of gender issues in the context of Africa's generally poor economic performance, the author covers the topic initially with a broad discussion, then offers the evidence and concludes with specific development programs aimed at women.
  

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This is a fascinating account of women and development from a strictly economic perspective and archaic, economic theory, including but not limited to the use of sister wives and a regression analysis of them. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Explaining Underdevelopment in Africa
7
Tables
9
Figures
12
Some Preliminaries
29
The Land Tenure Rights of African Women
47
Control over Labor in African Villages
67
The Marriage Market
85
The Gendered Treatment of Girls and Boys
125
Investments in Education
143
Development Projects for Women
159
New Directions
181
Tools for Analysis
193
Supply and Demand in Beer Market
195
References
213
Index
235

Male Income Rises or Female Productivity Rises
100
Bargaining Power at Home
107
About the Book
244
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