Women's schooling is strongly related to child survival and other outcomes beneficial to children throughout the developing world, but the reasons behind these statistical connections have been unclear.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-189) and index.
Cover; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Part I. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND: HISTORICAL AND SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES; 1. The Rise and Spread of Western Schooling; 2. Women's Schooling and Social Change in the Developing World after 1950; 3. Redefining Literacy: A Theory of Bureaucratic Schooling; Part II. MATERNAL LITERACY IN LESS DEVELOPED COUNTRIES; 4. Contexts of Mothers' Lives; 5. Mothers' Retention of Literacy Skills; 6. Mothers as Pupils in Health Care Settings; 7. Mothers as Teachers at Home; Part III. CONCLUSIONS: PROCESSES OF GLOBAL CHANGE.
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