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How are human capital investments allocated between women and men? What are the returns to investments in women's nutrition, health care, education, mobility, and training? In thirteen wide-ranging and innovative empirical analyses, Investment in Women's Human Capital explores the nature of human capital distributions to women and their effect on outcomes within the family.

Section I considers the experiences of high-income countries, examining the limitations of industrialization for the advancement of women; returns to secondary education for women; and state control of women's education and labor market productivity through the design of tax systems and the public subsidy of children.

The remaining four sections investigate health, education, household structure and labor markets, and measurement issues in low-income countries, including the effect of technological change on transfers of wealth to and from children in India; women's and men's responses to the costs of medical care in Kenya; the effects of birth order and sex on educational attainment in Taiwan; wage returns to schooling in Indonesia and in Cote d'Ivoire; and the increasing prevalence of female-headed households and the correlates of gender differences in wages in Brazil.

Table of Contents

Introduction by T. Paul Schultz

I: Overview and Experience of High-Income Countries

1: Investments in the Schooling and Health of Women and Men: Quantities and Returns

T. Paul Schultz

2: Obstacles to Advancement of Women during Development

Ester Boserup

3: The U-Shaped Female Labor Force Function in Economic Development and Economic History

Claudia Goldin

4: Public Policies and Women's Labor Force Participation: A Comparison of Sweden, West Germany and the Netherlands

Siv Gustafsson

II: Labor Markets, Uncertainty, and Family Behavior

5: Women, Insurance Capital, and Economic Development in Rural India

Mark R. Rosenzweig

6: Information, Learning, and Wage Rates in Low-Income Rural Areas

Andrew D. Foster, Mark R. Rosenzweig.

III: Health

7: Gender and Life-Cycle Differentials in the Patterns and Determinants of Adult Health

John Strauss, Paul J. Gertler, Omar Rahman, Kristin Fox.

8: Quality of Medical Care and Choice of Medical Treatment in Kenya: An Empirical Analysis

Germano Mwabu, Martha Ainsworth, Andrew Nyamete.

IV: Education

9: Daughters, Education, and Family Budgets: Taiwan Experiences

William L. Parish, Robert J. Willis.

10: Gender Differences in the Returns to Schooling and in School Enrollment Rates in Indonesia

Anil B. Deolalikar

11: Educational Investments and Returns for Women and Men in Cote d'Ivoire

Wim P. M. Vijverberg

V: Household Structure and Labor Markets in Brazil

12: Poverty among Female-Headed Households in Brazil

Ricardo Barros, Louise Fox, Rosane Mendonca.

13: Gender Differences in Brazilian Labor Markets

Ricardo Barros, Lauro Ramos, Eleonora Santos.

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226740874
Editor:
Schultz, T. Paul
Publisher:
University Of Chicago Press
Editor:
Schultz, T. Paul
Author:
Schultz, T. Paul
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations
Subject:
Sex discrimination in employment
Subject:
Sex discrimination in education
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations - General
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Human capital -- Developing countries.
Subject:
Politics-Labor
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Phoenix Fiction
Publication Date:
19950615
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
29 line drawings, 131 tables
Pages:
468
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » Sociology » General

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