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    The benefits of growth for Indonesian workers

    Policy Research Working Papers, World Bank, 1996
    Does improving the conditions of workers in Indonesia require government interventions?Indonesia's rapid, broadly based pattern of growth has led to a spectacular reduction in poverty in the past 25 years.
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    Women's Work and the Household in Latin America. A discussion of the literature

    Danish Institute for International Studies, 1999
    The paper discusses the existing literature on women's work and the household in Latin America. This should be seen in the context of women increasingly entering the labour market in Latin America - as increasing interest among academics for exploring the complexities of the household. One can distinguish between three 'angles' taken by the studies.
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    Through a gender lens: Resources for Population, Health and Nutrition Projects

    Family Health International, 1998
    Reviews existing models and methodologies for incorporating a gender perspective into U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) development initiatives.
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    'The rich are just like us only richer?: poverty functions or consumption functions?

    Centre for the Study of African Economies, Oxford, 1995
    The concept of a poverty function is introduced, modelling the shortfall of household consumption from the poverty line as a function of reduced form determinants such as human capital and land holdings. The model is estimated using a tobit and data from Uganda.
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    Gender and health: a technical paper

    Women's Health and Development Programme, WHO, 1998
    Studies on health differences between men and women tend to emphasise biological factors as determinant. Instead, this technical paper, written by the Gender and Women’s Health Department at the World Health Organisation (WHO), explores the implications of the shift to a 'gender and development' (GAD) approach for the analysis of health and health care issues.
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    Partners in prevention: International case studies of effective health promotion practice in HIV/AIDS

    Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, 1998
    Includes case studies from Australia, Canada, Thailand and Uganda, focusing on community led interventions
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    Sex and youth: contextual factors affecting risk for HIV/AIDS

    Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, 1999
    This document presents three sets of studies on the determinants of HIV-related vulnerability among young peopleThe report is available as a whole, and in 4 smaller sections: Overview/introductionYoung people
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    Family Influences on Zimbabwean Women’ s Reproductive Decisions and their Participation in the Wider Society

    Family Health International, 1999
    Explores the roles of husbands and mothers-in-law in reproductive decision-making and women’s participation in development. It addresses the question of whether women and their families believe lower fertility should enable young mothers to engage in activity outside the domestic sphere.
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    Dying of Sadness: Gender, Sexual Violence and the HIV Epidemic

    Poverty Elimination Programme, UNDP, 2000
    UNAIDS estimates that by December 1997, 30.6 million people around the world had been infected with HIV, with more than 70% of these infections occurring through unprotected sexual intercourse.The proportion of these infections which is attributable, directly or indirectly, to sexual violence is unknown.
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    Focusing on women works: research on improving micronutrient status through food-based interventions

    International Center for Research on Women, USA, 1999
    Synthesis of five studies, undertaken in Ethiopia, Kenya, Peru, Tanzania, and Thailand, included intervention trails and measurement of impacts.The results suggest that it is possible to increase the effectiveness of micronutrient interventions (including Vitamin A, iron, iodine) by increasing women’s active participation in problem solving and by increasing their access to such key resources

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