ERIC Number: ED264160
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Women, Work and Development. Women in the Caribbean Project, Volume 6.
Gill, Margaret; Massiah, Joycelin
One of a series emanating from a three-year project concerned with the role of women in the English-speaking Caribbean, this publication examines women's work in the Caribbean. The project's purpose is to establish a data base for teaching, research, and planning purposes and to develop guidelines for a cohesive social policy that recognizes women's needs and draws on their skills and talents for program planning and execution. Following an introduction by Patricia Anderson, there are two papers. The first paper looks at "Woman, Work and Development: Barbados, 1946-1970" (Margaret Gill). Discussed is the question of the interrelationships between economic structures and cultural patterns, as they affect the status of women in the Caribbean and as they are themselves utilized by women in the attempt to improve their position. The second paper, "Indicators of Women in Development: A Preliminary Framework for the Caribbean" (Joycelin Massiah), suggests the components of an integrated model of social indicators that can be used to assess the level of well-being of women in Caribbean societies. Quantitative data tables and references are provided. (RM)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Economic Development, Economic Status, Employed Women, Employment, Females, Foreign Countries, Models, Quality of Life, Sex Discrimination, Sex Role, Social Class, Social Indicators
Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of the West Indies, P.O. Box 64, Bridgetown, Barbados.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of the West Indies, Cave Hill (Barbados). Inst. of Social and Economic Research.
Identifiers - Location: Barbados