Female Well-Being: Towards a Global Theory of Social Change
Janet Mancini Billson, Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban
Zed Books, 2005 - Social Science - 432 pages
Annotation This global survey starts from the belief that the significant transformations in women's lives need to be fully documented and interpreted. It illustrates the critical challenges faced by women in the 20th century using original data from countries in every world region. The case studies are written by teams of scholars, educators, and policy analysts in Canada, the United States, Colombia, Iceland, the United Kingdom, Croatia, Japan, Bangladesh, Thailand, South Africa, Sudan, and Kenya. The catalysts for change in female well-being are identified from trends from 1900 to 2000 in infant mortality, maternal mortality, literacy, life expectancy, education, work, income, family structure, and political power. Trends are analyzed in the light of the century's major events, legislative initiatives, social policies, and leadership, to illustrate the processes that enhance, sustain, or detract from the female condition. The last chapter suggests ideas for how to improve female well-being globally.
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The twentieth century as a transformative time for women
The complexities of defining female wellbeing
A critique of social change theories
a journey in stages
a century of struggle
you forge your path as you walk
The social context 135 A demographic portrait of Colombian
continuity and change
crossing the great divides of race
A demographic portrait of South African women 236 Family
Economic participation 244 Literacy and education
Political educational and cultural leadership 251 Towards
changing the paradigm of female
A demographic portrait of Thai women 288 Family status
factors that enhance or detract from
strong women myths and contradictions
change and resistance to change
Violence against women 216 Economic participation
Literacy and education 223 Political educational and cultural
Towards a gendered theory of social change
Towards global female wellbeing
Editors and contributors 415
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