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Gender equality and human development: the instrumental rationale

Kabeer, Naila ORCID: 0000-0001-7769-9540 (2005) Gender equality and human development: the instrumental rationale. Human Development Report Office occasional papers (2005/31). United Nations, New York, NY, USA.

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Along with the halving of income poverty in the world, the MDGs are concerned with other dimensions of poverty which relate to human capabilities. Some of these goals and their associated targets and indicators relate to 'first-order' basic needs, such as nutrition, child survival and morbidity, maternal health and general health status , which are the necessary preconditions for a healthy, active life. Others relate to a second order of needs which improve the quality of life and the capacity for agency: these include access to contraception, education, economic opportunities and political representation.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2005 United Nations
Divisions: Gender Studies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2013 11:42
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2021 00:42

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