Labor-saving technology and fertility increase in rural Africa.

@article{Gibson2002LaborsavingTA,
  title={Labor-saving technology and fertility increase in rural Africa.},
  author={Mhairi A Gibson and Ruth Mace},
  journal={Current anthropology},
  year={2002},
  volume={43 4},
  pages={
          631-7
        }
}
  • Mhairi A Gibson, Ruth Mace
  • Published in Current anthropology 2002
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Across the developing world, labor-saving technologies have been designed and implemented to introduce savings in the time and energy that women allocate to work. In rural Arsi, southern Ethiopia, a recent water-supply scheme has reduced long arduous trips to obtain water and is associated with considerable improvements in women’s energy budgets. Assuming that the time and energy saved is not diverted to other energetically costly activities and nutritional levels remain constant, evolutionary… CONTINUE READING

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