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Work, Female Empowerment and Economic Development by Hazel J. Johnson
Book DescriptionAccumulation of assets to enable the diversification of activities has been established as crucial in helping the rural poor escape poverty. The empowerment of women has been identified as a way to overcome inefficiencies in the allocation of resources within the family and so improve agrarian households' productivity. However, achieving diversification is not necessarily empowering for women and some initiatives may worsen their position. This book uses the information collected in original household surveys conducted in rural areas in four countries to investigate the links between women's position in the household, diversification strategies, labour market participation and poverty reduction. The book centres on country-specific chapters that provide an in-depth focus on an issue of relevance to the location and that tease out the interplay between female empowerment and development in that context. In particular, the chapters examine: * Landlessness in Ethiopia * Feminization of the agricultural labour market in Andhra Pradesh, India * Female labour supply and women's power within the household in Uganda * Disadvantages faced by female-headed households in Zimbabwe The analysis calls for caution in assuming that labour market expansion necessarily acts to empower women and emphasizes the role female access to assets can have in facilitating diversification and escaping poverty. It will appeal to all those studying development economics, with particular interest in areas such as diversification, poverty and female empowerment.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415437578
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Hazel J. Johnson
Learning for Development, Paperback (October 2009)
This book takes a learning approach to development, focusing on the learning that takes place through development action - be it intentional and structured, or the outcome of different forms of engagement.
Global Financial Institutions and Markets, Hardback (December 1999)
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Rural Livelihoods, Paperback (July 1992)» View all books by Hazel J. Johnson
Concerned with the question of how people in developing countries survive, and how their lives have been affected by the great changes since the Second World War. This book draws upon a range of disciplinary approaches to the subject, including anthropology, sociology, economics, political economy, agricultural science, and development studies.
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Author Biography - Hazel J. Johnson
Sara Horrell is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of New Hall, Cambridge. Hazel Johnson is Professor of Development Policy and Practice at The Open University. Paul Mosley is Professor of Economics at the University of Sheffield.
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