ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Gender in Reproductive and Child Health Policy

The ministry of health and family welfare in 1995 initiated the Reproductive and Child Health Policy which claims to be a 'gender-sensitive' policy. The present article deconstructs the notion of gender sensitivity by unpacking the ideological assumptions that underlie the text of the policy. It examines, through a qualitative analysis of documents and interviews with policy-makers, how the state positions women within its discourses of development, health and gender. Further, it also explores the implications of such positioning for women's emancipation.

Development and Women s Work in Kerala-Interactions and Paradoxes

Interactions and Paradoxes Rachel Kumar Notwithstanding the various measurement shortcomings in existing secondary estimates, the pattern of falling female workforce participation rates in Kerala persists and may well be a reflection of the real situation. This article examines various demographic, social and economic factors which may have contributed to the observed trends.

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