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United States Agency for International Development Office of Women in Development

Overview
Works: 209 works in 397 publications in 1 language and 8,139 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literatures  Conference papers and proceedings 
Classifications: HQ1870.9, 305.4091724
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Women of the world : Latin America and the Caribbean by Elsa Chaney( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women of the world : a chartbook for developing regions by Center for International Research (U.S.)( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women of the world : Sub-Saharan Africa by Jeanne S Newman( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women of the world : Near East and North Africa by Mary Chamie( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women of the world : Asia and the Pacific by Nasra M Shah( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrative statistics on women in selected developing countries by Thomas Lorimer( Book )

10 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Data pertaining to some basic aspects of women's participation in selected developing countries are presented in 13 charts, arranged alphabetically by region and country within region. Countries in each of the three major developing regions--Africa, Asia, and Latin America--are included when possible. Each chart presents data for a single topic in the following sequence: age of women, residence, longevity, childhood mortality, age at marriage, marital status, fertility, literacy, school enrollment, school completion, labor force participation, sector of employment, and professional occupations. Charts contain one or more indicators of women's status and, where appropriate, a ratio indicator value for women divided by the corresponding indicator value for men so that a measure of the status of women relative to that of men is provided. (Ah)
Women in Poland by Victoria Averil Velkoff( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Images of women in the literatures of selected developing countries (Ghana, Senegal, Haiti, Jamaica) by Kathleen M McCaffrey( Book )

6 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women in migration : a third world focus by International Center for Research on Women( Book )

9 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keeping women out : a structural analysis of women's employment in developing countries by International Center for Research on Women( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Work in the lives of most Third World nation women is not a matter of equity and/or self-actualization. Rather, the changing economic roles and responsibilities of women make working a matter of economic survival. Despite the limitations of existing definitional and measurement problems related to data collection, regional data do exist which illustrate the key role of women in national development. Included among these constraints are the following: women's traditional position in the family, cultural prescriptions and job segregation, traditional educational and training patterns, a surplus of male labor, capital intensive development, and protectionist legislation. In addition, there exist a number of critical issues that combine to relegate the mainstream of women to low-status, low-paying jobs on the fringes of the economy. These include the assumed incompatibility of worker and mother roles and the marginalization of women workers through exploitative conditions. Both international and national policymakers must take measures to minimize constraints to women's employment, to end the effects of protectionist legislation, to relieve the double burden of women, and to minimize the marginalization of women workers. (Mn)
The comparative functionality of formal and non-formal education for women : final report by Vivian Lowery Derryck( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jobs for women in rural industry and services by Ruth Dixon-Mueller( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The productivity of women in developing countries : measurement issues and recommendations by International Center for Research on Women( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women in development : 1980 report to the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, and the Committee on Foreign Affairs, United States House of Representatives by United States( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women in international migration : issues inn development planning by Elsa Chaney( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing women in : towards a new direction in occupational skills training for women by International Center for Research on Women( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Limits to productivity : improving women's access to technology and credit by Ilsa Schumacher( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While there is significant variation in women's economic participation rates across cultures and situations in Third World countries, the common features in work patterns of poor women are striking. Segmented labor markets predominate throughout the developing world and restrict the demand for female labor to subsistence activities or to jobs in sectors of the market economy with low pay and status, limited tenure, and few chances for upward mobility. Low income women are most often engaged in household and market work, which is time consuming, inefficient, and intermittent; and their activities use few modern tools and skills and entail little or no capital investment. Poor working women, more than men, lack the benefits of productive resources, which increase productivity and economic returns to labor. This occurs because of women's place in the structure of technology and credit use--women are not in a position to have access to these productive resources in their modern forms. Women do not demand modern technology and credit because of several factors: lack of information concerning the availability of credit or technology; limited opportunity for profitable investments; cultural constraints that restrict women in interacting with male bank officials or extension agents; and lastly, women's lack of control over other economic resources, such as land or other property, which realistically prevents them from demanding their resources. Policy changes need to be made to improve women's access to technology and credit in the Third World--both through general development of resources and through specific strategies to help women. (Such strategies are suggested in this report.) (Kc)
Women in forestry for local community development : a programming guide by Marilyn W Hoskins( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women's organizations in rural development by Kathleen A Staudt( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women and energy : program implications by Irene Tinker( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
AID/WID

G/WID

Office of Women in Development United States, Agency for International Development

United States. Agency for International Development. Bureau for Global Programs, Field Support, and Research. Office of Women in Development

United States. Agency for International Development. Women in Development Office

United States Office of Women in Development

United States Women in Development Office

WID

Women in Development Office of USAID

Languages
English (116)