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The Impact of Economic Development upon the Lives of Women in Developing Countries and Possible Alternatives with Special Reference to Sri Lanka

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S. Medagama

Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration, LK
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This paper discusses the impact of development programmes on the lives of women with regard to two major development programmes already implemented. i.e Mahaweli, and IPZ. It further deliberates how development programmes have integrated women into development thrust. The impact on access to resources, technology, literacy, visibility, and triple roles was the focus of the study. The paper concludes that economic development has a differential impact upon the lives of women and that it has not contributed in reducing inequalities. The findings are applicable in the exercise of designing of future endeavours towards empowering women.


Sri Lanka Journal of Development Administration, Vol. 5, pp. 109-124, 2015
How to Cite: Medagama, S., (2015). The Impact of Economic Development upon the Lives of Women in Developing Countries and Possible Alternatives with Special Reference to Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Development Administration. 5, pp.109–124. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljda.v5i0.7130
Published on 22 Jul 2015.
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