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Description - Female Well-Being by Janet Mancini Billson

This global survey of the female conditions starts from the belief that the significant transformations in women's lives deserve to be fully documented and interpreted. It illustrates the critical challenges faced by women in the 20th century using original data from countries in every world region. The case studies are written by teams of scholars, educators, and policy analysts in Canada, the United States, Colombia, Iceland, the United Kingdom, Croatia, Japan, Bangladesh, Thailand, South Africa, Sudan, and Kenya. .The catalysts for change in female well-being are identified from trends from 1900 to 2000 in infant mortality, maternal mortality, literacy, life expectancy, education, work, income, family structure, and political power. Trends are analyzed in the light of the century's major events, legislative initiatives, social policies, and leadership, to illustrate the processes that enhance, sustain, or detract from the female condition. The last chapter suggests ideas for how to improve female well-being globally.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781842770092
ISBN-10: 1842770098
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Janet Mancini Billson

Janet Mancini Billson is director of Group Dimensions International, Rhode Island, and visiting professor at The George Washington University, Washington, DC. Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban is professor of anthropology and women's studies at Rhode Island College.

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