Case of Famine Monitoring: A Gender Perspective


Gill, Teena. 1989. “Case of Famine Monitoring: A Gender Perspective.” Economic and Political Weekly 24 (43): WS91–95.

Author: Teena Gil


Governments of famine-prone countries employ certain socio-economic indicators, with the household as the unit of enumeration, in order to monitor famines with a view to alleviating their impact. This paper points to the economistic and gender-insentive basis of such thinking and argues for a more gender-focused approach which while retaining the household as the basic unit of analysis comprehends the relative position of women to men within the household and society at large.

Topics: Economies, Environment, Climate Change, Environmental Disasters, Gender, Gender Mainstreaming

Year: 1989

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