ERIC Number: ED338525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Women's Work, Education, and Family Welfare in Peru. World Bank Discussion Papers 116.
Herz, Barbara K., Ed.; Khandker, Shahidur R., Ed.
This report examines ways of improving women's productivity and education and the consequences for development in Peru. The research finds that women account for about 39 percent of family income in Peru. They carry the main responsibility for child care and heavily influence family decisions on children's education and family size. Improving opportunities for women thus can be a means to foster economic and social development as well as an end in itself. The main way to expand women's opportunities is through human capital investments, notably education beyond the primary level. This will increase women's earning capacity, broaden their labor force participation, and thereby promote economic growth, family welfare, and slower population growth. This report is comprised of seven articles: (1) "The Extent and Impact of Women's Contribution in Peru: A Descriptive Analysis" (M. Schafgans); (2) "Labor Market Participation, Returns to Education, and Male-Female Wage Differences in Peru" (S. Khandker); (3) "Modeling Economic Behavior in the Informal Urban Retail Sector in Peru" (J. Barry Smith; M. Stelcner); (4) "Household Production, Time Allocation, and Welfare in Peru" (J. Dagsvik; R. Aaberge); "Fertility Determinants in Peru: A Quantity-Quality Analysis" (M. Schafgans); (6) "Gains in the Education of Peruvian Women, 1940 to 1980" (E. King; R. Bellew); and (7) "Does the Structure of Production Affect Demand for Schooling in Peru?" (I. Gill). Numerous tables of data, figures, and diagrams appear throughout the report. A lengthy bibliography is included. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Economic Development, Economic Factors, Economic Research, Educational Development, Employed Women, Family Characteristics, Females, Foreign Countries, Foreign Culture, Labor Economics, Labor Force Development, Sex Role, Statistical Analysis, Tables (Data), Womens Education, Womens Studies
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Oslo.
Authoring Institution: World Bank, Washington, DC.