Womens Lives and Public Policy: The International Experience (Contributions in Womens Studies, No 132) Briavel Holcomb

ISBN: 9780275945237

Published: May 30th 1993

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248 pages


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Womens Lives and Public Policy: The International Experience (Contributions in Womens Studies, No 132)  by  Briavel Holcomb

Womens Lives and Public Policy: The International Experience (Contributions in Womens Studies, No 132) by Briavel Holcomb
May 30th 1993 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 248 pages | ISBN: 9780275945237 | 7.37 Mb

At all levels of government--from the international to the local--public policies are formulated mainly by men, but their impacts are felt, sometimes differently, by women, men, and children. This book considers the impact of public policy on variousMoreAt all levels of government--from the international to the local--public policies are formulated mainly by men, but their impacts are felt, sometimes differently, by women, men, and children.

This book considers the impact of public policy on various aspects of womens lives, including sex and birth, marriage and death, work and child rearing, and womens responses to those policies. Written by scholars who have lived on five continents, the chapters span the First and Third Worlds, with several providing case illustrations of policies affecting women in Latin America, Asia, and Africa.

Written by scholars from several disciplines, the volume includes the fields of economics, politics, and planning. Literature also is covered, along with womens fiction as a source of womens opinions.The work is divided into two sections. The first section, Economic Policies and Migration, considers the impact of economic and demographic policies. The second section, Sex and Marriage, Violence and Control, considers policies relating to womens interpersonal relationships.

Urban culture is discussed in an epilogue.



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