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This book links gender issues to the life-courses of women and men. Gender-based discrimination is experienced differently according to age, generation, and status in the family. In particular, female children and elderly women perform an enormous amount of the world’s work, endure appalling abuses of their human rights, and receive disproportionately few benefits from development. Writers here call for development policy and practice to recognise this vast contribution, and enforce the rights of women of all ages to an equal share of development outcomes.

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