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Chapter 5

Chapter 5: Women and Development

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Political Science
POLI 227
Rex J Brynen

Chapter 5 Women and Development Womens Issues Recognition1 The emergence of feminist or gender related social science research 2 Policy planners with heightened awareness of how women play a distinct and important role in political and economic development 3 The growing political empowerment of women in many parts of the third world rdThe Political and Socioeconomic Status of 3 World Women Educational opportunities are limited for women Latin America has nearly achieved full gender equality in literacy while Asia is far behindHDIeducational level life expectancy and income Nordic countries tend to have the highest gender equality Modernization and the Economic Status of WomenModernization theory contrasts the egalitarian values of modern culture with the allegedly sexist perspectives of most traditional societiesRadical feminist dependency theory counter that industrialization urbanization and capitalism has widened the gender gapWomen in the Economy Rural and UrbanUS established Women in DevelopmentFarmers are viewed as male by policy makers development planners and agricultural service deliverers making it more d
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