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Women's lives and public policy [electronic resource] : the international experience / edited by Meredeth Turshen and Briavel Holcomb ; foreword by Charlotte Bunch.

Contributor(s): Turshen, Meredeth, 1938- | Holcomb, Briavel.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Contributions in women's studies: no. 132.Publisher: Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, 1993Description: 1 online resource (xix, 217 p.).ISBN: 9780313391132 (electronic bk.); 0313391130 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Women -- Government policy | Sex role | Women in development | Women -- Economic conditions | Women -- Social conditions | Sexos, Papel de los | Mujeres en el desarrollo | Mujeres -- Condiciones econ�omicas | Mujeres -- Condiciones sociales | Femmes -- Politique gouvernementale | R�ole selon le sexe | Femmes dans le d�eveloppement | Femmes -- Conditions �economiques | Femmes -- Conditions sociales | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Feminism & Feminist Theory | Frau | Politik | Wirtschaft | Aufsatzsammlung | Geschlechterrolle | Entwicklungsl�ander | Women Social conditions Policies Of GovernmentGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Women's lives and public policy.DDC classification: 305.42 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Foreword / Charlotte Bunch -- Preface / Meredeth Turshen -- 1. Confronting Austerity: Women's Responses to Economic Reform / Victoria Daines and David Seddon -- 2. Empowerment Strategies of Poor Urban Women Under the Chilean Dictatorship / Joseph L. Scarpaci -- 3. Women's Work and the Urban Household Economy in Developing Countries / Briavel Holcomb and Tamar Y. Rothenberg -- 4. The Impact of Population Control Policies on Health Policy in Bangladesh / Betsy Hartmann -- 5. Migration, Public Policy, and Women's Experience / Meredeth Turshen, Helene Bretin and Annie Thebaud-Mony -- 6. Violence Against Women: An Obstacle to Development / Roxanna Carrillo -- 7. Industrial Prostitution and South Korean Dependency Development / Heisoo Shin -- 8. Planning for Prostitution: An Analysis of Thailand's Sex Industry / Catherine Hill -- 9. Dowry Murders in India: A Preliminary Examination of the Historical Evidence / Veena Talwar Oldenburg.
10. Paying the Price of Change: Women, Modernization, and Arranged Marriages in India / Uma Narayan -- Epilogue: Representations of Urban Life in African Women's Literature / Carole Boyce Davies.
Summary: At all levels of government--from the international to the local--public policies are formulated mainly by men, but their impacts are felt, sometimes differently, by women, men, and children. This book considers the impact of public policy on various aspects of women's lives, including sex and birth, marriage and death, work and child rearing, and women's responses to those policies. Written by scholars who have lived on five continents, the chapters span the First and Third Worlds, with several providing case illustrations of policies affecting women in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Writte.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [183]-207) and index.

Foreword / Charlotte Bunch -- Preface / Meredeth Turshen -- 1. Confronting Austerity: Women's Responses to Economic Reform / Victoria Daines and David Seddon -- 2. Empowerment Strategies of Poor Urban Women Under the Chilean Dictatorship / Joseph L. Scarpaci -- 3. Women's Work and the Urban Household Economy in Developing Countries / Briavel Holcomb and Tamar Y. Rothenberg -- 4. The Impact of Population Control Policies on Health Policy in Bangladesh / Betsy Hartmann -- 5. Migration, Public Policy, and Women's Experience / Meredeth Turshen, Helene Bretin and Annie Thebaud-Mony -- 6. Violence Against Women: An Obstacle to Development / Roxanna Carrillo -- 7. Industrial Prostitution and South Korean Dependency Development / Heisoo Shin -- 8. Planning for Prostitution: An Analysis of Thailand's Sex Industry / Catherine Hill -- 9. Dowry Murders in India: A Preliminary Examination of the Historical Evidence / Veena Talwar Oldenburg.

10. Paying the Price of Change: Women, Modernization, and Arranged Marriages in India / Uma Narayan -- Epilogue: Representations of Urban Life in African Women's Literature / Carole Boyce Davies.

At all levels of government--from the international to the local--public policies are formulated mainly by men, but their impacts are felt, sometimes differently, by women, men, and children. This book considers the impact of public policy on various aspects of women's lives, including sex and birth, marriage and death, work and child rearing, and women's responses to those policies. Written by scholars who have lived on five continents, the chapters span the First and Third Worlds, with several providing case illustrations of policies affecting women in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Writte.

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