This paper analyses the trends and major themes in the fields of home economics (HE) and gender and development (GAD) focusing on different regions of the world and on change over the course of recent history. The interface of these two fields of education and practice are encompassed by the work of an NGO, the International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE). IFHE can facilitate the renewal of stagnate relationships, challenge stereotypes, and build new partnerships to empower women and improve the quality of life. The authors suggest implications for education, practice, and research.
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