Gender and Mobility in the Developing World Uteng, Tanu Priya 2012-06-26T15:38:28Z 2012-06-26T15:38:28Z 2012
dc.description.abstract 'Access' is primarily a gendered phenomenon in the developing countries, pertaining to all the subsets of access, i.e. access to information, rights, land, money, education, skills, political participation and voice. It thus becomes incumbent upon the policy makers and development practitioners to shred down the details of these 'constrained accesses' to truly empower women. This study highlights the ways in which constrained (daily) mobility i.e. the element of physical access to different facilities bears upon the issue of women empowerment. Rather than being a singular function of transport provision, the daily mobility of women in developing countries is guided by a set of complex hierarchies. This study contends that the following elements, though not exhaustive in nature, are highly influential in gendering of mobility in the present times: prevalent social/cultural norms, transport infrastructure, physical/area planning, effects of globalization, governance (women's presence and participation in informal sector and micro-credit schemes), pre and post disaster/conflict rehabilitation process and access to information and communication technologies (ICTs). Although the study is primarily a review of recent academic and policy-oriented literature, the core idea has been to salvage the theme of 'women and transport' from the narrow confines of transport-related understanding and highlight that 'mobility' is a multi-faceted phenomenon and bears significant impact on the overarching aim of women empowerment. en
dc.language English
dc.publisher Washington, DC: World Bank
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject World Development Report 2012
dc.title Gender and Mobility in the Developing World en
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea Gender
okr.globalpractice Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
okr.globalpractice Transport and ICT
okr.language.supported en
okr.region.administrative Africa
okr.region.administrative Europe and Central Asia
okr.region.administrative Middle East and North Africa
okr.region.administrative Latin America & Caribbean
okr.region.administrative East Asia and Pacific
okr.region.administrative South Asia
okr.topic Gender
okr.topic Rural Development
okr.topic Transport
okr.topic Urban Development
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