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Anti-Female Discrimination in Nutrients Sharing

Anti-Female Discrimination in Nutrients Sharing Barbara Harriss I READ with interest the1 paper "Rural Women, Poverty and Natural Resources" by Bina Agarwal (October 28, 1989) where evidence of anti-female bias in access in India to basic needs, to work, to the means of production and to life itself is set out. I have to say, however, that her summary of my review and evaluation of evidence on intra-family nutriants allocation (p WS47) is cryptic to the point of misrepresentation and that the policy point about targeting households rather than women (p W1S61, note 7) has been somewhat wrenched from context.

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