Advances in Women’s Empowerment: Critical Insight from Asia, Africa and Latin America Vol: 29

Araceli Ortega Díaz
Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico

Marta Bárbara Ochman
Tecnológico de Monterrey, México

Product Details
21 Sep 2020
Emerald Publishing Limited
224 pages - 152 x 229mm
Advances in Gender Research


The UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 5 has revealed the undeniable truth that women’s empowerment remains a critical challenge, and that gender inequality is an essential building block to a fair and prosperous society. But what progress has been made? This edited collection offers a critical insight and evaluation of the public policies targeted at improving the condition of women living in developing countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America. 

Utilizing new and existing data, as well as theoretical and practical insights which bridge the academic and policymaking spaces, the authors frame an essential discussion about women's empowerment and public policy. Viewing SDG5 as an ethical and political responsibility, they point out the advances, scope and limitations of this ambitious goal endorsed by the international community. Each chapter contains a public policy recommendation so that readers are set to develop and act upon a key understanding of how to create change. Crucially, this volume showcases that in order to have better policies, it is necessary to evaluate achievements and failures, and understand how different strategies have had diverse impacts on women's wellbeing and empowerment.
Introduction to Advances in Women’s Empowerment; Marta Bárbara Ochman and Araceli Ortega Díaz
Chapter 1. Recent evidence on the evolution of women’s empowerment across dimensions and countries. A multidimensional index of women’s empowerment across countries; Eva Medina Moral and Ainhoa Herrarte Sánchez. 
Chapter 2. Empowerment and Desired Fertility in Sub Saharan Africa; Anne-Sophie Robilliard 
Chapter 3. Gender Differences in Intergenerational Income Mobility in Brazil; Gabriela Freitas da Cruz, and Valeria Pero 
Chapter 4. Urban Female Labor Force Participation and its Correlates: A Comparative Study of Slum-Dwellers and Their Urban Counterparts of Three Metro Cities in India; Sugata Bag 
Chapter 5. Marital status and Poverty with Gender Bias; Araceli Ortega Díaz 
Chapter 6. The Geography of Female Homicides and the Role of Civil Organizations in Mexico; Miguel Flores Segovia, and Francisco Gasca Sánchez. 
Chapter 7. Women’s empowerment and grassroots organizations: an argument for bounded empowerment; Marta Bárbara Ochman 
Chapter 8. There Has Been No Silent Revolution: A decade of empowerment for women in rural Tamil Nadu; Isabelle Guérin, Sébastien Michiels, Christophe Jalil Nordman, Elena Reboul, and G. Venkatasubramanian
Araceli Ortega Díaz is a Professor at Tecnologico de Monterrey, México, and member of National Research System. Her research relates to quantitative models to assess public policies to reduce poverty. 

Marta Bárbara Ochman is a Professor and Researcher at Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico, and member of National Research System. Her research focuses on citizen participation in public policies, civic competencies, and social cohesion.

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