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Women and Rural Employment - Fighting Poverty by Redefining Gender Roles

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  • FAO Economic and Social Development Department

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About three quarters of the world’s poor live in rural areas. Among those, women constitute a particularly vulnerable, yet crucially important group for social and economic development. Investing in rural women is thus not only a moral imperative; it can also be a promising strategy to effectively fight poverty and hunger.

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  • FAO Economic and Social Development Department, 2009. "Women and Rural Employment - Fighting Poverty by Redefining Gender Roles," FAO - Economic and Social Perspectives 5EN, Economic and Social Development Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
  • Handle: RePEc:fao:pbrief:05en
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    Keywords

    rural development; gender; equality; women; employment;

    JEL classification:

    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
    • J43 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Agricultural Labor Markets
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes

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