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The Resource Atlas of gender and development : how social norms affect gender equality in non-OECD countries

Atlas of gender and development : how social norms affect gender equality in non-OECD countries

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Atlas of gender and development : how social norms affect gender equality in non-OECD countries
Title
Atlas of gender and development
Title remainder
how social norms affect gender equality in non-OECD countries
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Illustrated with graphics and maps, this publication provides insight into the impact of social institutions - traditions, social norms and cultural practices - on gender equality in 124 non-OECD countries. Gender inequality holds back not just women but the economic and social development of entire societies. Overcoming discrimination is important in the fight against poverty in developing countries and for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Tackling these inequalities is not easy: in many countries, discrimination against women is deeply rooted in social institutions such as the family and the law. These long-lasting codes of conduct, norms, traditions, and informal and formal laws determine gender outcomes in education, health, political representation and labor markets. The publication is a tool for development practitioners, policy makers, academics and the wider public. It provides detailed country notes, maps and graphics describing the situation of women in 124 developing and transition countries using a new composite measure of gender inequality - the Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) - developed by the OECD Development Center.--Publisher's description
Additional physical form
Also available online.
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
  • 307.14
  • 305.42091724
Government publication
international or intergovernmental publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ1237.5.D44
LC item number
A85 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Atlas of gender and development : how social norms affect gender equality in non-OECD countries
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Why do we need a SIGI index? -- World overview. East Asia and Pacific -- Europe and Central Asia -- Latin America and the Caribbean -- Middle East and North Africa -- South Asia -- Sub-Saharan Africa
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
318 p.
Isbn
9789264075207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
col. ill., col. maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn491905477
  • (OCoLC)ocn655065583
Label
Atlas of gender and development : how social norms affect gender equality in non-OECD countries
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Why do we need a SIGI index? -- World overview. East Asia and Pacific -- Europe and Central Asia -- Latin America and the Caribbean -- Middle East and North Africa -- South Asia -- Sub-Saharan Africa
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
318 p.
Isbn
9789264075207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
col. ill., col. maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn491905477
  • (OCoLC)ocn655065583

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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