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Gender and Social Protection in the Developing World: Beyond Mothers and Safety Nets

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This book introduces a much-needed gender lens to debates around social protection. Millions of dollars are invested annually in social protection policies and programs addressing poverty and vulnerability in the developing world. Despite this, little attention has been paid to social protection's role in tackling gendered experiences of poverty and vulnerability. Gender and Social Protection in the Developing World argues that gender-sensitive policy and program design and implementation are essential. Drawing on empirical evidence from Africa, Asia and Latin America, the book provides rich insights. into the effects of a broad range of social protection instruments. It concludes that with relatively simple design changes and investment in implementation capacity there is potential for social protection to contribute to transforming gender relations at the individual, intra-household and community levels.

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This book introduces a much-needed gender lens to debates around social protection. Millions of dollars are invested annually in social protection policies and programs addressing poverty and vulnerability in the developing world. Despite this, little attention has been paid to social protection's role in tackling gendered experiences of poverty and vulnerability. Gender and Social Protection in the Developing World argues that gender-sensitive policy and program design and implementation are essential. Drawing on empirical evidence from Africa, Asia and Latin America, the book provides rich insights. into the effects of a broad range of social protection instruments. It concludes that with relatively simple design changes and investment in implementation capacity there is potential for social protection to contribute to transforming gender relations at the individual, intra-household and community levels.

About the Author

Rebecca Holmes is a Research Fellow in the Social Protection Program at the Overseas Development Institute. Her policy research work focuses on the linkages between social protection and social policy and she has particular expertise in gender analysis and social protection instruments. She is currently co-leading a multi-country study on gender and social protection effectiveness with a focus on South and South East Asia. She has also worked in Sub-Saharan Africa on issues of social protection and agricultural growth and on social protection in fragile (and post-conflict) states. She has published widely for a range of academic and policy audiences on social protection and has spoken at a variety of public events and conferences.

Nicola Jones has a PhD in Political Science and is a Research Fellow in the Social Development Program at the Overseas Development Institute. Her research, advice, and public affairs work focuses on gender analysis, social protection, and poverty reduction policies, child wellbeing, and the linkages between knowledge, policy, and power. Since 2007 she has led a number of multi-country studies on child- and gender-sensitive social protection in Africa, Asia, and Latin America for AusAID, DFID, and UNICEF. Prior to joining ODI she worked with a range of GO, NGO and academic agencies in Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the Pacific on issues of gender, childhood, intra-household dynamics and poverty reduction policies. Nicola has published widely for a range of academic, policy, and practitioner audiences, including two books: Gender and the Political Opportunities of Democratization in South Korea (2006) by Palgrave New York, and Child Poverty, Evidence and Policy: Mainstreaming Children in International Development (2010) with A. Sumner by Policy Press.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Why social protection needs a gender lens * 1. Key concepts in gender and social protection * 2. The gendered patterning of vulnerability, risk and resilience * 3: Transferring income for gender-sensitive poverty reduction: cash is only part of the solution * 4. Working one's way out of poverty: public works through a gender lens * 5. Insuring against shocks: the gendered dimensions of insurance * 6. Ensuring access to state provision: towards more gender-sensitive subsidy schemes * 7. Why politics matters: a gendered political economy approach to social protection * Conclusions and recommendations

Product Details

ISBN:
9781780320410
Author:
Holmes, Rebecca
Publisher:
Zed Books
Author:
Jones, Nicola
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Developing & Emerging Countries
Subject:
Ngos (Non-Governmental Organizations)
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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History and Social Science » Gender Studies » General
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Social Science » Developing Countries
History and Social Science » Sociology » Children and Family

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This book introduces a much-needed gender lens to debates around social protection. Millions of dollars are invested annually in social protection policies and programs addressing poverty and vulnerability in the developing world. Despite this, little attention has been paid to social protection's role in tackling gendered experiences of poverty and vulnerability. Gender and Social Protection in the Developing World argues that gender-sensitive policy and program design and implementation are essential. Drawing on empirical evidence from Africa, Asia and Latin America, the book provides rich insights. into the effects of a broad range of social protection instruments. It concludes that with relatively simple design changes and investment in implementation capacity there is potential for social protection to contribute to transforming gender relations at the individual, intra-household and community levels.

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