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The Role of Shelter in Generating Income Opportunities for Poor Women in the Third World
Shelter, Women and Development: First and Third World Perspectives (1993)
  • Abdi M. Kusow, University of Michigan
Abstract
This discussion of poor women's income opportunities seeks to identify some of the salient factors that hinder women from obtaining shelter and proper employment. Particular consideration is given to the ways in which the current economic structure of the world, industrialization, technological changes, the fragmentation of land ownership, and migration have affected women's social and economic status. This discussion is further intended to examine the conditions of home-based women workers in the urban and rural areas ofIndia, and the potential of shelter in providing economic opportunities for these women (Mahajan). Selat examines the role of self-employed women and their significant contribution to the family income and the importance of shelter in the status of women in a small locality in Malaysia. Thus, the aim of this discussion is to show the importance of residential space and the centrality of shelter in providing long-term income for poor women in the Third World. Finally, policy implications for the future are examined, showing how women's organizations can influence such policies in the future. 
Publication Date
1993
Editor
Hemalata C. Dandekar
Publisher
George Wahr Publishing Company
ISBN
0911586962
Citation Information
Abdi M. Kusow. "The Role of Shelter in Generating Income Opportunities for Poor Women in the Third World" Ann Arbor, MIShelter, Women and Development: First and Third World Perspectives (1993) p. 218 - 224
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/abdi_kusow/15/