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Buvinić, Mayra

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Works: 126 works in 364 publications in 4 languages and 6,285 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Compiler, Originator
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Most widely held works by Mayra Buvinić
Equality for women : where do we stand on Millennium Development Goal 3? by Mayra Buvinić( )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goal 3 of the United Nations Millennium Declaration of 2000 seeks to "eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education, preferably by 2005, and at all levels of education no later than 2015." The author acknowledges that this definition of gender equality has been criticized as too narrow, but argues that its inclusion in the Millennium goals has spurred progress. Contributors discuss conceptual, methodological, and developing countries' issues, and include data on indicators relating to progress toward gender equality in employment, health, and political participation as well as education. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Social inclusion and economic development in Latin America by Mayra Buvinić( )

24 editions published in 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Women and poverty in the Third World( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women's roles and population trends in the Third World by Richard Anker( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A study prepared for the International Labour Office within the framework of the World Employment Programme with the financial support of the United Nations Fund for Population Activities." Includes bibliographies and index. Demographic change and role of women / Richard Anker -- The allocation of women's time and its relation to fertility / Eva Mueller -- Class and historical analysis for the study of women and economic change / Carmen Diana Deere, Jane Humphries and Magdalena León de Leal -- Female power, autonomy, and demographic change in the Third World / Constantina Safilios-Rothschild -- Family structure and women's reproductive and productive roles / Christine Oppong -- A social anthropological approach to women's roles and status in developing countries / T. Scarlett Epstein -- The interrelationship between the division of labour in the household, women's roles, and their impact on fertility / Nadia H. Youssef -- Women's work and their status / T. Paul Schultz -- Women and the urban labour market / Elizabeth Jelin -- Sex discrimination in the urban labour markets / T.S. Papola
Women, poverty, and progress in the Third World by Mayra Buvinić( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women and world development : with an annotated bibliography by AAAS Seminar on Women in Development( Book )

5 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women and world development by Mayra Buvinić( Book )

19 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This annotated bibliography focuses on the effects of socioeconomic development and cultural change on women and on women's reactions to these changes. It is an expanded version of one which was prepared for the American Association of Science Seminar on Women in Development held in Mexico City in June 1975. The objectives were to disseminate this information more widely and to provide an overall view of the present status of research in the field. The introduction that precedes the bibliographic material summarizes some of the areas in which research is being done and suggests directions for further study. The 381 entries in the bibliography are divided into nine subject categories including general studies on women in development, the impact of society on women's roles and status, women's behavior patterns and customs, socioeconomic participation of rural women, education, work and economic development, health and family planning, women's informal and formal associations, and women, law, and politics. Each category is subdivided geographically. Information includes author, title, publisher, date, and abstract of the contents. Annexes list other bibliographies and annotate special issues of journals and periodicals devoted to women and development. (Ck)
Inclusiđ̧n social y desarrollo econđ̧mico en Am♭̧rica Latina( )

2 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investing in women : progress and prospects for the World Bank by Mayra Buvinić( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investments in women matter not only to their own well-being, but also to that of their families, communities, and countries. This Policy Essay examines specific initiatives and projects aimed to benefit women in major sectors of World Bank project lending and considers the potential of the Bank to do even more. The study examines selected projects that have aimed to benefit women in major sectors of World Bank lending, spotlighting ones that have seemed to work well and drawing lessons from them; explores areas that remain as yet unrealized opportunities for Bank investments in women; and discusses a number of crosscutting issues that bear importantly on all of the World Bank's efforts to improve women's lives
The Many facets of human settlements : science and society : papers prepared for AAAS activities in connection with HABITAT, the U.N. Conference on Human Settlements by Irene Tinker( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Many Facets of Human Settlements: Science and Society focuses on communications, energy, and planning and design issues besetting human settlements. The book also tackles rural and urban development, types of habitats, industrialization, and lifestyles
Women's ventures : assistance to the informal sector in Latin America( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 205 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 161 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 migration : a third world focus by International Center for Research on Women( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spurred in part by the apparent contradiction between recent data on the magnitude of autonomous female migration and the lack of acknowledgment of that data in recent literature, a 1979 study attempted to define women migrants in 46 Third World Countries in terms of age, marital status, socioeconomic status, factors motivating migration, and effects of migration. Because data from publications, national censuses, and studies frequently did not focus on autonomous female migrants, researchers constructed a sex differential migration index. While many regional differences existed in the areas studied (Africa, Asia, Central America, the Middle East, South America), female outmigration generally dominated only among migrants over age 50. Most female migrants were adolescent, in their early twenties, or over 50. Most were single and had less education than male migrants. A growing percentage migrated, often in step-wise fashion, for economic reasons. Having migrated to urban areas, many female migrants found themselves in low-paying, low status jobs. Researchers noted increased family responsibilities for female migrants and for rural wives of male migrants, and the weakening effect of serious economic dimensions of women's migration and on autonomous female migration. (SB)
La Mujer en el sector informal : trabajo femenino y microempresa en América Latina by Marguerite Berger( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in Spanish and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women-headed households : the ignored factor in development planning : report submitted to AID/WID by Mayra Buvinić( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violent conflict and gender inequality : an overview by Mayra Buvinić( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violent conflict, a pervasive feature of the recent global landscape, has lasting impacts on human capital, and these impacts are seldom gender neutral. Death and destruction alter the structure and dynamics of households, including their demographic profiles and traditional gender roles. To date, attention to the gender impacts of conflict has focused almost exclusively on sexual and gender-based violence. The authors show that a far wider set of gender issues must be considered to better document the human consequences of war and to design effective postconflict policies. The emerging empirical evidence is organized using a framework that identifies both the differential impacts of violent conflict on males and females (first-round impacts) and the role of gender inequality in framing adaptive responses to conflict (second-round impacts). War's mortality burden is disproportionately borne by males, whereas women and children constitute a majority of refugees and the displaced. Indirect war impacts on health are more equally distributed between the genders. Conflicts create households headed by widows who can be especially vulnerable to intergenerational poverty. Second-round impacts can provide opportunities for women in work and politics triggered by the absence of men. Households adapt to conflict with changes in marriage and fertility, migration, investments in children's health and schooling, and the distribution of labor between the genders. The impacts of conflict are heterogeneous and can either increase or decrease preexisting gender inequalities. Describing these gender differential effects is a first step toward developing evidence-based conflict prevention and postconflict policy
Promoting women's economic empowerment what works? by Mayra Buvinić( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A review of rigorous evaluations of interventions that seek to empower women economically shows that the same class of interventions has significantly different outcomes depending on the client. Capital alone, as a small cash loan or grant, is not sufficient to grow women-owned subsistence-level firms. However, it can work if it is delivered in-kind to more successful women microentrepreneurs, and it should boost the performance of women's larger-sized SMEs. Very poor women need a more intensive package of services than do less poor women to break out of subsistence production and grow their businesses. What works for young women does not necessarily work for adult women. Skills training, job search assistance, internships, and wage subsidies increase the employment levels of adult women but do not raise wages. However, similar interventions increase young women's employability and earnings if social restrictions are not binding. Women who run subsistence-level firms face additional social constraints when compared to similar men, thus explaining the differences in the outcomes of some loans, grants, and training interventions that favor men. Social constraints may also play a role in explaining women's outcome gains that are short-lasting or emerge with a delay. The good news is that many of the additional constraints that women face can be overcome by simple, inexpensive adjustments in program design that lessen family and social pressures. These include providing capital in-kind or transacted through the privacy of a mobile phone and providing secure savings accounts to nudge women to keep the money in the business rather than to divert it to non-business uses
Violencia, crimen y desarrollo social en América Latina y el Caribe by Mayra Buvinić( )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violencia, crimen y desarrollo social en América Latina y el Caribe
Women's roles and population trends in the Third World : a study prepared for the International Labour Office within the framework of the World Employment Programme with the financial support of the United Nations Fund for Population Activities( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1982, this collection was the result of an ambitious and wide-ranging, inter-disciplinary research programme conducted by the International Labour Office (ILO) on the relationship between women's roles and demographic change, with a view to influencing contemporary government and non-government policy and future research in the field. The ILO held an informal gathering of leading researchers in the fields of economics, anthropology, sociology and demography and this volume represents a unique and practically-orientated collection, offering valuable insights into contemporary perspectives on women's studies and population dynamics
Noticias de justicia y seguridad del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo by Charo Quesada( )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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