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  1. Migration and Inequality

    Edited by Tanja Bastia

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    The ‘migration-development’ nexus has emerged as an important area of both research and policy over the last ten years. However, most of the interest has focused on the potential that migration holds for poverty alleviation. Relatively little attention has been paid to the relationship between...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Women, Literacy and Development

    Edited by Anna Robinson-Pant

    Women's literacy is often assumed to be the key to promoting better health, family planning and nutrition in the developing world. This has dominated much development research and has led to women's literacy being promoted by governments and aid agencies as the key to improving the lives of poor...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Microcredit and Women's Empowerment

    A Case Study of Bangladesh

    By Aminul Faraizi, Taskinur Rahman, Jim McAllister

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Using a case study of Bangladesh, and based on a long term participatory observation method, this book investigates claims of the success of microcredit, as well as the critiques of it, in the context of women’s empowerment. It confronts the distinction between women’s increasing wealth as a...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Gender, Development and Environmental Governance

    Theorizing Connections

    By Seema Arora-Jonsson

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and Society

    A major challenge in studies of environmental governance is dealing with the diversity of the people involved at multiple levels – villagers, development agents, policy-makers, private resource users and others – and taking seriously their aspirations, conflicts and collaborations. This book...

    Published June 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Global Variations in the Political and Social Economy of Care

    Worlds Apart

    Edited by Shahra Razavi, Silke Staab

    Series: Routledge/UNRISD Research in Gender and Development

    Care work, both paid and unpaid, contributes to well-being, social development and economic growth. But the costs of providing care are unequally borne across gender and social class. Feminist scholarship on the gendered construction of welfare provisioning and welfare regimes has produced a...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Time Use Studies and Unpaid Care Work

    Edited by Debbie Budlender

    Series: Routledge/UNRISD Research in Gender and Development

    Across the world, unpaid care work - unpaid housework, care of persons, and "volunteer" work - is done predominantly by women. This book presents and compares unpaid care work patterns in seven different countries. It analyzes data drawn from large-scale time use surveys carried out under the...

    Published September 5th 2012 by Routledge

  7. On the Edges of Development

    Cultural Interventions

    Edited by Kum-Kum Bhavnani, John Foran, Priya Kurian, Debashish Munshi

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development and Society

    Big business, financial institutions, and capitalist powers have wreaked much havoc on the Third World in the name of development. This book re-imagines development through a careful and imaginative exploration of some of the many ways that culture – in the broadest sense of lived experience and...

    Published July 27th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Gender and Sexuality in India

    Selling Sex in Chennai

    By Salla Sariola

    Series: Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

    India has one of the highest numbers of HIV carriers in the world. HIV has remained associated with sex work, and large sums of money provided to fund public health interventions have come from global institutions such as UNAIDS, the World Bank and USAID. In the midst of these processes, however,...

    Published February 21st 2012 by Routledge

  9. Sex Trafficking in South Asia

    Telling Maya's Story

    By Mary Crawford

    Series: Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

    This book is a critical feminist analysis of sex trafficking. Arguing that trafficking in girls and women is a product of the social construction of gender and other dimensions of power and status within a particular culture and at a particular historical moment, this book offers the necessary...

    Published September 15th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Work, Female Empowerment and Economic Development

    Edited by Sara Horrell, Hazel Johnson, Paul Mosley

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    Accumulation 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...

    Published December 17th 2009 by Routledge

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