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Textile Workers in Brazil and Argentina A Study of the
Interrelationships between Work and Households

by Liliana Acero
In collaboration with Claudia Minoliti, Alejandra Rotania and Irma Nora Perez

The two studies presented here investigate how structural changes in industrialization in developing countries influence changes in relationships within households; particularly, how these structural transformations affect the distribution of power between men and women and between age groups within the domestic unit. The studies point to the need for policy makers to consider how new technologies affect the quality of work and life among different occupational categories end between genders.

ISBN 92-808-0753-6; 320 pages; paper
US$35, airmail US$40
Developing country price: US$ 1750

The Demographic Transition and Women's Life-course in Colombia

by Carmen Elisa Flórez N.
In collaboration with Elssy Bonilla C and Rafael Echeverri P.

This comparative study of the impact of recent demographic transition in Colombia on the lives and families of women in rural and urban areas and of different socioeconomic strata analyses the processes of family formation and expansion and the socioeconomic determinants bearing on those processes. The analysis also looks at the relationships between women working and family formation, at how women see their lives and their role in the family, and how gender and age define the household division of labour.

ISBN 92-808-0719-6; 162 pages; paper
US$30, airmail US$35
Developing country price: US$15

Intra-household Resource Allocation: Issues and Methods for Development Policy and Planning

Edited by Beatrice Lorge Rogers and Nina P. Schlossman

Emphasizing the importance of understanding how resources are distributed within the household in order to design successful and effective development programmes, the authors of this 3-part study first consider various conceptual approaches to the subject, examine different methods for collecting the information needed for analysing household resource allocation, and, finally, focus on such key variables as how members allocate time, individual food consumption, and household flexibility in adapting to external economic and social changes.

ISBN 92-808-0733-1; 214 pages; paper
US$35, airmail US$40
Developing country price: US$17.50

This book by women in developing countries on women, the household, and society in developing countries is the synthesis volume of a United Nations University research project on household, gender, and age. The project's aim was the promotion of research on the effects at the micro and macro-levels of significant social/economic changes in developing countries.

In the first part of this volume, the reader is introduced to the life-course and time-allocation approaches that were used in undertaking the research for this study. The second part consists of case-studies on the impact of macro-events on women and households in 7 countries - Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Sri Lanka, China, and Kenya. The China study considers first the impact of the 1979 economic reforms on rural women and, in a second part, what micro-level changes have occurred in the lives of 5 Tibetan women as a result of recent social and economic reforms. The final chapter examines the changing structure and dynamics of households on plantations in Kenya.

Unique for its ground-breaking methodological approach and as the first book to contain data on women's life experiences for the range of countries considered, this volume also makes an important contribution to the International Year of the Family (1994).

ISBN 92-808-0766-5
United Nations Sales No. E.91.III.A.3
04500 P

United Nations University Press
Tokyo, Japan

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