Woman's Role in Economic Development

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Earthscan Publications, 1970 - Social Science - 283 pages
Boserup analyzes how women have been affected by the breakdown in village-based production and by male migration to cities, and proposes new forms of education for women to ensure their participation in the modern labour force. This new edition of her classic work is superb background for all those concerned with women's role in the development process.

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Contents

Male and Female Farming Systems
15
The Economics of Polygamy
37
p Work Input and Womens Status
47
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About the author (1970)

Ester Boserup (1910-1999) worked for many years as a researcher and consultant with the United Nations and other international organizations in Europe and in various developing countries including India and Senegal. Her publications include Conditions of Agricultural Growth (1965) and Population and Technological Change (1981).

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