Contents: Preface. I. Demography, Health and Nutrition: 1. Economic transition and the position of women: a survey of the evidence/Pierella Paci and Mamta Murthi. 2. The influence of maternal occupation on mother-child vs. father-child resemblance/Itziar Salces, Esther Rebato and Charles Susanne. 3. Gender differences in human prenatal growth/Anne-Marie Guihard-Costa. 4. Population differences in sexual dimorphism during growth at high altitude on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau/Charles A. Weitz and Ralph M. Garruto. 5. Exploring nutritional status and gender bias among Malian adolescent girls/Lisa R. Pawloski. 6. Gender differences in pubertal maturation/Anastasios G. Papadimitriou. 7. Gender, health and disease/Salma B. Galal. 8. Nutritional deprivation and gender/Maarten Nube. 9. Gender systems and demographic behavior in Kenya/Cathy Toroitich-Ruto and Gerald Maina Kimondo. 10. Gender differences in health and nutrition in Southern Ethiopia/Ayal Kimhi. 11. Gender differences in nutritional status and its management in third world countries/Jana Parizkova and Blanka Knotkova-Capkova. II. Methods: 12. Measures of gender segregation/Manoranjan Pal and Premananda Bharati. 13. Measuring gender inequality in functionings and capabilities: findings from the British Household Panel Survey/Ingrid Robeyns. 14. Dowry revisited: a human capital approach/Diganta Mukherjee and Shamim S. Mondal. Index.
"Gender Disparity : Manifestations, Causes and Implications is aimed, as it is evident from the title, at studying different dimensions of gender bias, their causes and implications. The issue of gender differences has recently drawn the attention of the world because of the World Bank, the IMF, the ADB and other international development organizations have given much importance to this issue realizing that the uniform development of any country or region is not possible (i) As long as hardship of women, compared to the men, in the society persists; and (ii) Without giving equal power to women. If we want to reduce exploitation of women in the world then it is necessary to know the extent and the form of such exploitation. The form and extent may be different for different countries.
This volume includes papers on different dimensions on Gender Gap and also the analysis is not restricted to a specific region. As already mentioned, there are quite few papers on causal analysis. This volume also contains discussions on existing measures of gender inequality and proposes some new measures. Most of the contributors are well known and established thinkers in this area. They were drawn from various corners of the globe." (jacket)