Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Stein, Jane S., author

Title Empowerment and women's health : theory, methods, and practice / Jane Stein
Published London ; Atlantic Highlands, N.J. : Zed Books, 1997
London ; New Jersey : Zed Books, [1997]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  306.461 Ste/Eaw  AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 322 pages : black and white illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Women's Situations and Development -- 3. Empowerment -- 4. Health: Meaning, Methods, and Trends -- 5. Data on Women's Health -- 6. Factors Affecting Health -- 7. The Three Es: Equity, Education, and Empowerment -- 8. Theories of Scientific Inquiry -- 9. Methods and Practice of Scientific Inquiry -- 10. Conclusions -- 11. What Now?
Summary "Linking the policies of international development with women's situations, the theories and research into women's health with the lives of individuals, the book offers a broad and cogent analysis of the web of factors that are relevant to health. The author reveals connections, associations, and interactions that escape a more narrow attempt to isolate remediable causes; she also makes a powerful case for an international feminist agenda on health which is attentive to local cultural idioms. The book concludes with a series of recommendations for improving women's health."--BOOK JACKET. "Including a wealth of data on women's health around the world as well as a sustained consideration of methodologies for researching both empowerment and health, this is an important book for all concerned with health and development policy, health care providers, and health researchers and evaluators."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-317) and index
Subject Poor women -- Health and hygiene -- Developing countries.
Women in development.
Women -- Health and hygiene -- Developing countries.
Women -- Political activity -- Developing countries.
Women -- Developing countries -- Social conditions.
Women's rights -- Developing countries.
Women's Health.
Developing Countries.
Power (Psychology)
Women's Rights.
LC no. 96048844
ISBN 1856494632 (hardback)
1856494640 (paperback)
9781856494632 (hardback)
9781856494649 (paperback)
Other Titles Empowerment & women's health