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dc.contributor.authorRowland, Lynzie
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T17:33:27Z
dc.date.available2012-02-01T17:33:27Z
dc.date.issued2012-02-01
dc.date.submittedDecember 2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/17451
dc.description.abstractThe role of women in development has generated countless studies devoted to illuminating distinct aspects of women’s lives and experiences. Several theories, developmentalism and social feminism, were created as a response to modernization theory’s inattention to the roles of women in the process of development. Developmentalism has focused on the influence of the improved status of women on economic development. This study examines this association from the developmentalist perspective for 126 countries every five years between 1980 and 2005. Additionally, this paper investigates the linking mechanisms of women’s status to economic development. Secondary data acquired from the World Bank website was used to assess this relationship using a pooled time series cross-sectional analysis with two way fixed effects. My findings indicate that “the” status of women does not exist. However, several aspects of women’s lives and experiences (education, employment and reproduction) have an influence on economic growth. Women’s fertility and infant mortality rates were found to mediate the effects of female secondary schooling rates and female labor force participation rates on economic development.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectGender and Developmenten_US
dc.subjectWomenen_US
dc.subjectEconomic Growthen_US
dc.subject.lcshWomen--Education--Economic aspects
dc.subject.lcshWomen--Employment--Economic aspects
dc.subject.lcshFertility, Human--Economic aspects
dc.subject.lcshEconomic development--Social aspects
dc.titleTHE INFLUENCE OF WOMEN'S STATUS ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: A POOLED TIME SERIES CROSS-SECTIONAL ANALYSIS OF 126 COUNTRIES, 1980-2005en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeSociologyen_US
dc.description.levelMastersen_US
dc.description.departmentUniversity of New Mexico. Dept. of Sociologyen_US
dc.description.advisorTiano, Susan
dc.description.committee-memberRoberts, Aki
dc.description.committee-memberSantoro, Wayne


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