IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Analyse des variables socio-culturelles et de l'ajustement en Côte d'Ivoire


  • Winifred Weekes-Vagliani


Ce texte examine, en se référant à des données empiriques, la façon dont les femmes et les enfants ont été affectés par la récession et l'ajustement structurel. L'analyse attentive de l'impact sur les femmes (comparées aux hommes) dans les pays en voie de développement est encore embryonnaire. Pour faciliter la compréhension des données de l'enquête permanente effectuée en 1985 en Côte d'Ivoire, on s'est aussi référé aux études sociologiques et anthropologiques existantes. Ces études nous informent sur les structures socio-culturelles, les échanges économiques entre hommes et femmes au sein du ménage, la division du travail pour certaines tâches et types d'emploi (et sur différentes cultures : d'exportations ou vivrières, pour les zones rurales) et la façon dont sont utilisées différentes sources de revenus et par qui. Le point essentiel est que les programmes d'ajustement et autres puissent fournir des opportunités réelles et stimuler certains comportements, pour les hommes ou ... This paper responds to the need to examine with empirical data the way in which women and children have been affected by recession and structural adjustment. A careful analysis of the impact on women (as compared to men) in developing countries has not been undertaken before with this kind of data. To facilitate our understanding of the Ivorian household survey data, we also used existing sociological and anthropological studies. These studies formed the basis of our interpretation of socio-cultural structures, economic exchanges between men and women within the household, the sexual division of labour for certain tasks and types of employment (and on different crops: export/food production for the rural areas) and the way in which different sources of income are allocated to given expenditures and by whom. The essential point is that adjustment and other programmes can provide realistic opportunities and incentives for productive activities for men and women which are based on ...

Suggested Citation

  • Winifred Weekes-Vagliani, 1990. "Analyse des variables socio-culturelles et de l'ajustement en Côte d'Ivoire," OECD Development Centre Working Papers 9, OECD Publishing.
  • Handle: RePEc:oec:devaaa:9-fr

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no


    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.

    Cited by:

    1. Grimard, Franque, 1997. "Household consumption smoothing through ethnic ties: evidence from Cote d'Ivoire," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 53(2), pages 391-422, August.
    2. Grimard, Franque & Hamilton, Barton, 1999. "Estimating the elderly's returns on the farm: evidence from Cote d'Ivoire," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 58(2), pages 513-531, April.

    More about this item


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:oec:devaaa:9-fr. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.