Women’s Education: A Global Challenge

@article{Nussbaum2004WomensEA,
  title={Women’s Education: A Global Challenge},
  author={Martha Craven Nussbaum},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  year={2004},
  volume={29},
  pages={325 - 355}
}
  • M. Nussbaum
  • Published 1 January 2004
  • Sociology, Education
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
Womens education is both crucial and contested. A key to the amelioration of many distinct problems in womens lives it is spreading but it is also under threat both from custom and traditional hierarchies of power and from the sheer inability of states and nations to take effective action. In this article I shall try to show first exactly why education should be thought to be a key for women in making progress on many other problems in their lives. Second I shall describe the sources of… 

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