publication . Preprint . 1989

Women in development : issues for economic and sector analysis

Women in Development Division;
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  • Published: 31 Aug 1989
Abstract
This paper highlights issues and action plans concerning women in economic and sector analysis and in project design. The paper focuses on the majority of women who are poor. It emphasizes measures to include women in development that contribute to economic performance, poverty reduction, slower population growth, and other broad development objectives. The paper concludes that women already contribute far more economically than is usually recognized. By expanding women's economic choices, output and efficiency can be increased by enabling women to find their true comparative advantage. Women also tend to be disproportionately represented among the poor, so econ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Health Monitoring&Evaluation,Agricultural Knowledge&Information Systems,Primary Education,Population&Development,Environmental Economics&Policies
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