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This book refutes the rising general perception that the gender gap in India is decreasing. The argument is strengthened by calculating the gender gap index at two time periods and providing quantitative information along with information pertaining to numerous case studies.

Selecting relevant welfare indicators and focusing on the neglected dimensions of gender equity, Bearing the Brunt: Impact of Rural Distress on Women discusses the gendered impact of rural economic distress with respect to employment, agricultural production, natural resource management, and food security. It shows that women are bearing the brunt of the increase in rural economic distress at the turn of the century, with spillover effects on their physical and social wellbeing. The gender gap index shows a widening of the gender gap in welfare ...

Women in Natural Resource Conservation and Management
Women in natural resource conservation and management
Women's Involvement with Natural Resources

Sometimes poverty is blamed for degradation of the environment. However, a closer look at the sequence of events clearly shows that commercial exploitation of natural resources in large scale was the initial cause of natural resource degradation. The degradation of natural resources and continued dependence of poverty groups in large numbers on natural resources lead to the impression that poverty leads to degradation. All the same, the rapid degradation and depletion of natural resources and the overwhelming dependence of large sections of the rural population on these resources for survival, brought to the fore the need to focus on effective management of natural resources. Experience from many parts ...

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