chapter  5
18 Pages

Considering Gender and Economic Development Policy

Gender Relations, Engagement and Institutional Practice
ByA. Marguerite Cassin

Industrial decline in rural communities nationally and internationally is widespread and well researched (Renkow, 2003; Ryser & Halseth, 2010; Schaeffer & Loveridge, 2000). While attention has focussed on loss of industrial jobs that are primarily done by men and the consequences, a more recent study has paid attention to changes in women’s circumstances and the family (Latimer & Oberhauser, 2004; McDonald et al., 2012; Sherman, 2009).