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    Toward a feminist politics?: the Indian women’s movement in historical perspective

    Gendernet, World Bank, 2000
    This paper explores the negotiation and conflict between patriarchy and the women's movement, and its role in the constitution of the nation-state in India. It examines two debates that have rocked the women's movement and Indian society: over the Uniform Civil Code and the proposed reservation for women of seats in legislative bodies.
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    Gender perspectives on landmines

    United Nations [UN] Department for Disarmament Affairs, 2001
    Paper assesses the five pillars of UN mine action:mine awarenessdeminingvictim assistanceadvocacy for a global banstockpile destructionPaper states that gender perspectives should be included in all activities, including:assessing landmine and monitoring the landmine threattracking landmine injuriesdesigning assistance programmes for victims of la
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    Grandmothers and granddaughters: old age pension and intra-household allocation in South Africa

    National Bureau of Economic Research, USA, 2000
    This paper studies whether the impact of a cash transfer on child nutritional status is affected by the gender of its recipient. In the early 1990's, the benefits and coverage of the South African social pension program were expanded for the black population.
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    Seeking protection: addressing sexual and domestic violence in Tanzania's refugee camps

    Human Rights Watch, 2000
    Documents UNHCR's and the Tanzanian host government's failure to address violence against women refugees in a timely and effective manner, despite ample evidence that women's lives were in danger in their homes and in the general camp community.Recommendations:UNHCR needs to ensure a more institutionalised response if it is to address consistently and effectively the protection n
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    Economic policy and women's informal and flexible work in South Africa

    Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa, 2000
    This paper examines the gender dimensions of the growth in informal and flexible work in South Africa and the government’s policy response to this.
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    Intrahousehold allocation and gender relations: new empirical evidence

    Gendernet, World Bank, 1999
    Paper reviews recent theory and empirical evidence testing unitary versus collective models of the household.In contrast to the unitary model, the collective model posits that individuals within households have different preferences and do not pool their income.
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    Gender and preferences for malaria prevention in Tigray, Ethiopia

    Gendernet, World Bank, 1999
    Paper examines how demand for preventive health care differs depending on whose preferences in the household are assessed.The analysis indicates that married women are willing to pay more to prevent malaria in their household malaria than married men.
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    Are women really the "fairer" sex?: corruption and women in government

    Gendernet, World Bank, 1999
    Tests the hypothesis that women are be more trust-worthy and public-spirited than men, and should therefore be particularly effective in promoting honest government.Consistent with this hypothesis, this paper find that the greater the representation of women in parliament, the lower the level of corruption.
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    The structure of social disparities in education: gender and wealth

    Gendernet, World Bank, 1999
    This paper uses a set of internationally comparable household datasets to investigate the ways in which gender and wealth interact in generating within country inequalities in educational enrollment and attainment.
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    Protecting women and promoting equality in the labor market: theory and evidence

    Gendernet, World Bank, 1999
    This study presents a theoretical context for understanding the impact of various labour market policies on women’s employment, wages, and working hours. Existing empirical evidence of policy effects and current policy incidence are both reviewed.

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