Women and Development
Dr. Marianne Schmink
Wednesday, 7-9 periods (1:55-4:55)
376 Grinter Hall
Course Readings Packet
September 5 Women's work, women's status, and development
Barbara Laslett and Johanna Brenner, "Gender and social reproduction:
historical perspectives", Annual Review of Sociology 15: 381-404, 1989.
Judith Bruce, "Homes divided", World Development 17: 7: 979-991, 1989.
Lourdes Beneria, "Accounting for women's work", pp. 119-147 in L. Beneria
(ed.), Women and Development, Praeger, 1982.
September 12 Theories of development and WID
Irene Tinker and Jane Jaquette, "UN Decade for Women: Its Impact and Legacy",
World Development 15: 3: 419-427, 1987.
September 19 Women's Changing roles in family, work and politics in Latin
Helen Safa, "Women's social movements in Latin America," Gender and Society 4:
September 26 Institutions and Strategies
Nuket Kardam, "Women and development agencies", pp. 133-154 in R. Gallin, M.
Aronoff, and A. Ferguson (eds.), The Women and International Development Annual,
Vol. 1, Westview, 1989.
Mayra Buvinic, "Investing in poor women: the psychology of donor support",
World Development 17: 7: 1045-1057.
October 3 Development alternatives
Maxine Molyneux, "Mobilization without emancipation? Women's interests, the
state, and revolution in Nicaragua", Feminist Studies 11: 2 : 227-254, 1985.
October 10 Introduction to gender analysis
Kathleen Cloud, "Women's productivity in agricultural systems: considerations
for project design", pp. 17-56 in C. Overhold, M. Anderson, K. Cloud and J. Austin,
Gender Roles in Development Proiects: A Casebook, Kumarian, 1985.
Alison Evans, "Gender relations and technological change: the need for an
integrative framework of analysis", pp. 37-48 in S. Poats, M. Schmink, and A. Spring
(eds.), Gender Issues in Farming Systems Research and Extension, Westview, 1988.
Marty Chen, "A sectoral approach to promoting women's work: lessons from
India", World Development 17: 7: 1007-1016.
Mayra Buvinic, "Projects for women in the Third World: explaining their
misbehavior", World Development 14: 5: 653-664, 1986.
October 17 Urban employment
Guy Standing, "Global feminization through flexible labor", World Development
17: 7: 1077-1095.
John Humphrey, "The growth of female employment in the Brazilian
manufacturing industry in the 1970s", The Journal of Development Studies 20: 4:
October 24 Small scale enterprises
Marguerite Berger, "Giving women credit: the strengths and limitations of credit
as a tool for alleviating poverty", World Development 17: 7: 1017-1032.
Mayra Buvinic and Marguerite Berger, "Sex differences in access to a small
enterprise development fund in Peru", World Development 18: 5: 695-705.
Ela Bhatt, "Toward empowerment", World Development 17: 7: 1059-1065.
Jasleen Djamija, "Women and handicrafts: myth and reality", SEEDS, 1981.
Ruth McLeod, "The Women's Construction Collective: building for the future",
November 7 Agriculture in Africa
M. Norem, S. Russo, M. Sambou, and M. Marlett, "The women's program of the
Gambian mixed farming project", pp. 303-314 in S. Poats, M. Schmink, and A. Spring
(eds.), Gender Issues in Farming Systems Research and Extension. Westview, 1988.
S. Poats, H. Feldstein, and D. Rocheleau, "Gender and intra/inter-household
analysis in on-farm research and experimentation", pp. 245-266 in R. Wilk (ed.),
The Household Economy. Westview, 1989.
Marguerite Berger, "Agricultural extension for women farmers in developing
countries: institutional constraints", Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture
26: 1: 28-45, 1987.
November 14 Forestry. Agroforestry and Natural Resources
Shubh K. Kumar and David Hotchkiss, "Consequences of deforestation for women's
time allocation, agricultural production, and nutrition in hill areas of Nepal", IFPRI,
Dianne Rocheleau, "Gender, resource management and the rural landscape:
implications for agroforestry and farming systems research", pp. 149-169 in S.
Poats, M. Schmink, and A. Spring (eds.), Gender Issues in Farming Systems Research
and Extension, 1988.
Kofi Owusu-Benpah, "The role of women farmers in choosing species for
agroforestry farming systems in rural areas of Ghana", pp. 427-443 in S. Poats, M.
Schmink, and A. Spring (eds.), Gender Issues in Farming Systems Research and
Extension, Westview, 1988.
November 21 Women and natural resources in India and Nepal
J. Kathy Parker, "The roles of women in agriculture and natural resource
management in developing countries", 1989.
Augusta Molnar and G6tz Schreiber, "Women and forestry: operational issues",
The World Bank, 1989
Louise Fortmann and Dianne Rocheleau, "Women and agroforestry: four myths
and three case studies", Agroforestry Systems 2: 253-272, 1985.
Novemer 28 Urban services,
Marianne Schmink, "Women in the urban economy of Latin America", pp. 1-29
in M. Schmink, J. Bruce, and M. Kohn (eds.), Learning about Women and Urban
Services in Latin America and the Caribbean, Population Council, 1986.
Caroline Moser, "Women's needs in the urban system: training strategies in
gender aware planning", pp. 40-61 in M. Schmink, J. Bruce, and M. Kohn (eds.),
Learning about Women and Urban Services in Latin America and the Caribbean,
Population Council, 1986.
Jeanine Anderson and Nelson Panizo, "Transportation and public safety: services
that make service use possible", pp. 246-261 in M. Schmink, J. Bruce, and M. Kohn
(eds.), Learning about Women and Urban Services in Latin America and the Caribbean,
Population Council, 1986.
Margaret Lycette, "Meeting housing needs: will self-help housing projects work
for women?", pp. 62-83 in M. Schmink, J. Bruce, and M. Kohn (eds.), Learning about
Women and Urban Services in Latin America and the Caribbean. Population Council,
December 5 Health. nutrition and family planning
"Women and Health", pp. 6-8; 19-26; 53-59, World Federation of Public
Health Associations, 1981
Sahni Hamilton, Barry Popkin, and Deborah Spicer, Women and Nutrition in
Third World Countries, pp. 27-79, Bergin & Garvey, 1984.
F.T.Sai and J. Nassim, "The need for a reproductive health approach",
International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics Supplement 3: 103-113, 1989.
R. J. Cook, "Abortion laws and policies: challenges and opportunities",
International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics Supplement 3: 61-87, 1989.