Women's Lives and Public Policy: The International Experience

By: Turshen, Meredeth

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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 various aspects of women's lives, including sex and birth, marriage and death, work and child rearing, and women's 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 women's fiction as a source of women's 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 women's interpersonal relationships. Urban culture is discussed in an epilogue.

Product Name: Women's Lives and Public Policy: The International Experience

Author Name: Turshen, Meredeth

Categories: Sociology, Womens Studies,

Edition: 1st Printing

Publisher: Westport, Connecticut, U.S.A., Praeger Pub Text: 1993

ISBN Number: 0275945235

ISBN Number 13: 9780275945237

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Trade Paper

Seller ID: 026088

Description: 217pp.

Keywords: WOMENS STUDIES SOCIOLOGY FEMINISM,