Womens Power and Social Revolution: Fertility Transition in the West Indies W. Penn Handwerker

ISBN: 9780803931169

Published: February 1st 1989

Paperback

256 pages


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Womens Power and Social Revolution: Fertility Transition in the West Indies  by  W. Penn Handwerker

Womens Power and Social Revolution: Fertility Transition in the West Indies by W. Penn Handwerker
February 1st 1989 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 256 pages | ISBN: 9780803931169 | 10.26 Mb

In this provocative volume, Handwerker advances the thesis that the key factor in revolutionary social change accompanying industrialization is the change in womens power relationships with their family. The author draws upon ethnographic, demographic and survey research on Barbados where industrial revolution and the transition from high to low fertility rates has occured quickly and recently.

He compares his West Indian data with cases from the modern Third World and from Englands own industrial revolution. Handwerker challenges many of the tenets of Third World modernization theory and fertility planning policy and suggests that providing women with resources through education and employment may be the best method of f



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