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Women, Poverty, and Demographic Change : International Studies in Demography - Brigida Garcia

Women, Poverty, and Demographic Change

International Studies in Demography

By: Brigida Garcia (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st September 1999
ISBN: 9780198294863
Number Of Pages: 324

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This book analyses the specific demographic implications and conditioning factors of women's experience of poverty. By investigating the different experiences that women in developing countries face in attempting to escape from poverty, the contributors illustrate the importance of incorporating the gender perspective into population studies. Higher fertility levels and early nuptiality patterns among the poor are frequently attributed to socioeconomic reasons. The authors of this book demonstrate the importance of looking at other dimensions, such as the subordinate roles of women in their families of origin and the centrality of motherhood in women's lives. Some chapters also show how gender inequality in educational skills and cultural norms regarding motherhood, marital status, and the limiting of physical movement explain why poverty alleviation strategies such as market work and migration may have different results for men and women. Finally, other authors look into women's autonomy in household decisions as a factor that exerts a strong influence on their ability to obtain maternal and infant health care.

`these papers present many interesting findings. I would recommend particularly the studies on Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, and Zlotnik's international review.' Mary Beth Weinberger, Studies in Family Planning, Vol.32, No.1, March 2001

Introduction: Women, Poverty, and Demographic Change in Developing Countries Part I: Overview and Critical Issues 1: Alaka Malwade Basu: Women, Poverty, and Demographic Change: Some Possible Interrelationships over Time and Space 2: Bhanu B. Niraula and S. Phillip Morgan: Gender Inequality in Two Nepali Settings Part II: Nuptiality, Fertility, and Abortion Practices by Poverty Status 3: Orlandina de Oliveira: Quality of Life and Marital Experiences in Mexico 4: Edith A. Pantelides, Graciela Infesta Dominguez, and Rosa N. Geldstein: Adolescent Women in Buenos Aires: The Influence of Social Class and Gender Images on Reproductive Behaviour 5: Susheela Singh and Mario Monteiro: Levels of Childbearing, Contraception, and Abortion in Brazil: Differentials by Poverty Status Part III: Strategies to Alleviate Poverty: Women's Extra-Domestic Work and Migration 6: Anju Malhotra and Deborah S. DeGraff: Daughters and Wives: Marital Status, Poverty, and Young Women's Employment in Sri Lanka 7: Zeba Sathar and Sonalde Desai: Class and Gender in Rural Pakistan: Differentials in Economic Activity 8: Hania Zlotnik: Female Migration in Relation to Female Labour Force Participation: Implications for the Alleviation of Poverty 9: Katherine M. Donato and Shawn Malia Kanaiupuni: Women's Status and Demographic Change: The Case of Mexico-US Migration 10: Michael Tawanda: Household Social Dynamics and the Retention of Rural Population: A Malian Case Study of the Link between Patriarchy and the Sustained Ruralization of Sub-Saharan Africa Part IV: Health Care Behviour in the Context of Poverty 11: Pavalavalli Govindasamy: Poverty, Women's Status, and the Utilization of Health Services in Egypt 12: Sonalde Desai: Maternal Education and Child Health: Evidence and Ideology

ISBN: 9780198294863
ISBN-10: 0198294867
Series: International Studies in Demography
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 1st September 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.64