image Gender and nutrition: the female case

Learning outcomes

At the end of this chapter, the reader should be able to:

  Describe and explain an index that measures and maps gender discrimination

  Understand the role of gender relations to the construction of female entitlements

  Detail some common misconceptions about the economic roles of females in the global south

  Describe some contrasts in entitlement patterns between rural and urban areas

  Describe and explain the ‘missing women’ phenomenon

  Describe some examples of female empowerment in the global south

Key concepts

Gendered entitlements; formal economy; informal economy; gender ...

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