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Beating the Zero-Sum Game: Women and Nutrition in the Third World. Part 2

Citation

McGuire, Judith & Popkin, Barry M. (1990). Beating the Zero-Sum Game: Women and Nutrition in the Third World. Part 2. Food and Nutrition Bulletin, 12(1), 1-9.

Abstract

Part 1 of this paper (Food and Nutrition Bulletin, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 38-63) presented some of the background on the real constraints in time, productive opportunity, and health and nutrition that poor women face in their daily lives. It showed that the cultural, economic, and biological limitations placed on such women preclude their being as healthy and as productive both economically and socially as they might be if they had access to adequate resources. Four particular classes of interventions are likely to reduce the constraints against women’s improving their nutritional situation: (1) increasing women’s income and control of income and productive resources, (2) reducing their child-care burden, (3) increasing their productivity in household production, and (4) improving their own health and nutrition directly.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/156482659001200120

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Food and Nutrition Bulletin

Author(s)

McGuire, Judith
Popkin, Barry M.

Year Published

1990

Volume Number

12

Issue Number

1

Pages

1-9

Reference ID

13176