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- DescriptionHalf the world's population w lives in cities. Governments and international development agencies have made housing the urban poor a priority, but few focus on women's needs. Based on research conducted in Ahmedabad in collaboration with the Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA), this book maps the constraints and opportunities that low-income women throughout the Global South face in securing property, which remains overwhelmingly in male hands. Their experiences and vulnerabilities open a window to assess t only land tenure and property laws but also potential solutions such as microcredit financing and diverse theoretical approaches to gender and development.
- Author BiographyBipasha Baruah is an assistant professor of international studies at California State University, Long Beach. She has also served as a gender specialist on CIDA's Eastern Caribbean Economic Management Program and as a consultant on gender and environmental issues to Foreign Affairs Canada.
- Author(s)Bipasha Baruah
- PublisherUniversity of British Columbia Press
- Date of Publication01/12/2011
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationVancouver
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintUniversity of British Columbia Press
- Weight456 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
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