Evidence on gender inequities in social health protection. The case of women living in rural areas

Author: Catharina Kuhl, Xenia Scheil-Adlung
Regions: World
Year: 2012
Language: English

While in many developing countries, urban women have achieved some progress towards equality due to better chances in growing formal economies, rural women are often stuck in harsh living and working conditions in informal economies, e.g. as landless labourers or domestic workers. The objective of this paper is to give evidence of the gender inequalities in social health protection existing in in rural areas.

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Social Protection and Human Rights