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Contextualising the economic pathways of women’s empowerment: findings from a multi-country research programme

Kabeer, Naila (2011) Contextualising the economic pathways of women’s empowerment: findings from a multi-country research programme. Pathways Policy Paper, Pathways of Women's Empowerment RPC, Brighton.

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Abstract

Women’s paid work has featured in the development literature for two main reasons. The instrumental reason relates to its potential to contribute to make a variety of development goals, from poverty reduction to human development to economic growth. The intrinsic reason is its potential to transform the lives of women and girls by addressing gender inequalities on a wide variety of fronts. However in both cases, paid work is most likely to achieve this potential if it empowers women; since it is women’s capacity to exercise voice and influence in the key arenas of their lives that provides the impetus for change. It was this rationale that provided the point of departure for Pathways research into the empowerment potential of paid work for women.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: http://archive.ids.ac.uk/pathwaysofempowerment/www...
Additional Information: © 2011 the Author
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Sets: Departments > International Development
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2018 13:45
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2018 13:48
Funders: Department for International Development, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/89807

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