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Women and Rural Employment - Fighting Poverty by Redefining Gender Roles

Fao Economic and Social Development Department

No 5EN, FAO - Economic and Social Perspectives from Economic and Social Development Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Abstract: 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.

Keywords: rural development; gender; equality; women; employment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J16 J43 R11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 2 pages
Date: 2009
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