Women, Empowerment, and Economic Development

@article{Mehra1997WomenEA,
  title={Women, Empowerment, and Economic Development},
  author={Rekha Mehra},
  journal={The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  year={1997},
  volume={554},
  pages={136 - 149}
}
  • R. Mehra
  • Published 1 November 1997
  • Economics
  • The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
Development policies and programs tend not to view women as integral to the economic development process. This is reflected in the higher investments in women's reproductive rather than their productive roles, mainly in population programs. Yet women throughout the developing world engage in economically productive work and earn incomes. They work primarily in agriculture and in the informal sector and, increasingly, in formal wage employment. Their earnings, however, are generally low. Since… 
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