Household decisions, gender, and development

a synthesis of recent research

This book synthesizes IFPRI’s recent work on the role of gender in household decisionmaking in developing countries, provides evidence on how reducing gender gaps can contribute to improved food security, health, and nutrition in developing countries, and gives examples of interventions that actually work to reduce gender disparities. It is an accessible, easy-to-read synthesis of the gender research that IFPRI has undertaken in the 1990s.

The extended versions of several chapters originally appeared as discussion papers of the International Food Policy Research Institute’s Food Consumption and Nutrition Division. The discussion papers and other supplemental files are available as a separate download for those interested in the detailed methodologies they contain.

Quisumbing, Agnes R., ed.
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