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Development of Women

https://www.wfp.org/videos/el-salvador-p4p-struggling-mother-answer-farm

Working many hours a day in an office far from home, Karla Trujillo was losing touch with her children and with her roots in farming. So she decided to change her life. She gave up her job, went back to the family farm in western El Salvador and began learning how to get more out of farming.

 
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Does gender segregation still exist in some jobs?

This chart highlights whether certain jobs still remain to be dominated by either men or women.

 
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Al Jazeera article on the Rabat 2006 conference on Labour migration

http://www.aljazeera.com/archive/2006/07/200841011544520415.html

 
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Migration Gambling

here is the video we watched in class during our ssl, it gives a good insight on the humanitarian issues of migrant labour

 
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Labour migration

this video show the attempt of international community to make workers migration in Laos safer.

 
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Women in development

Integration of women in the Chinese economy. http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/2011/08/01/China-integrates-womens-voices-in-development

 

 
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Poverty

This is our feature on poverty. In our SSL we will be firstly, outlining the theories of poverty, providing a critical outlook in how these theories potentially work to consolidate inequality. We will then go onto consider whether poverty is a form of modernization, how can this be demonstrated, and asking what are the implications for the global south?

When considering the first aspect of our presentation, look at this link, based on the African Famine of 1983-85. David has chosen to look closely at this horrific time period in order to portray the reality of poverty.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqjvXNykf34

For the second part of our SSL you need not look no further back in history than 2012 when looking for examples to aid your understanding of the complexity of modernization. It is recommended to take a look at the Ash Tree Crisis 2012, and President Truman speech 1949, which can be found on page 1 of the Development Dictionary.

Also be prepared to answer the question Is famine possible in a Global North modernized country such as Britain?

 
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The African food crisis and poverty

Anatomy of a crisis: the causes and consequences of surging food prices

Abstract
Although the potential causes and consequences of recent rising international food prices have attracted widespread attention, many existing appraisals are superficial and/or piecemeal. This article attempts to provide a more comprehensive review of these issues based on the best and most recent research, as well as on fresh theoretical and empirical analysis. We first analyze the causes of the current crisis by considering how well standard explanations hold up against relevant economic theory and important stylized facts. Some explanations turn out to hold up much better than others, especially rising oil prices, the depreciation of the U.S. dollar, biofuels demand, and some commodity-specific explanations. We then provide an appraisal of the likely macro- and microeconomic impacts of the crisis on developing countries. We observe a large gap between macro and micro factors, which, when identifying the most vulnerable countries, often point in different directions. We conclude with a brief discussion of what ought to be learned from this crisis.

taken from Agricultural Economics 39 (2008) supplement 375-391

 
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Consolidating Poverty?

Hi all,

I am just posting a link regarding my topic for today. The link is referring to EU spending in Bulgaria and how this is to aid the country’s development.

http://ophrd.government.bg/view_doc.php/2948

Tim Miles

 
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Poverty

Hi everyone, these are three short videos we will use in our presentation about poverty. We will try to focus on them in order to explain the theories of poverty, and to answer to the question whether poverty is a form of modernisation or not. We will also try to reflect all this information in the case study we have chosen: coltan mining in Congo.

– http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OWj1ZGn4uM

– http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4tLTlW1l6M

– http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFL3GY0RU88

Alex Timms & Clara Cañas

 
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