AST-255 Poverty, Gender and Development in India
GER: HB (Empirical Study of Human Behavior) and WC (World Cultures)
Examing the effects of poverty on Human Development Indicators such as health, nutrition, education and the environment. Since poverty disporportionally has a greater impact on women’s lives, we will examine gender inequities, adverse sex ratios, violence against women, and the considerable social, political, economic health and legal challenges women face in India. Existing policies and programs will be evaluated in keeping with India’s progess towards the UN mandated Milliennium Development Goals. 4 credits.
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