Women, work and demographic issues

Conference report on labour force participation of the woman worker and the measurement of women's economic role. Considers demographic trends, drawing on case studies in Bangladesh, Egypt and India. Discusses family planning, fertility and sex discrimination in health services in developing countries. Reviews the situation in socialist countries, esp. social policy designed to assist working mothers. Outlines research needs and their relevance for population policy and employment policy. Bibliography.

Manual on the choice of technology to improve methods of food processing of traditional food products by rural women in West Africa. Compares performance of traditional and improved technologies in the preparation and processing of cassava, vegetable oil (palm oil), maize, rice and fish, including a description of materials used, e. g. tools, equipment, and capital cost estimates. Examines use of byproducts, such as fuel and fertilizers. References.