Women's work and food: a comparative perspective

Carolyn E. Sachs

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The paper compares women's work in food production, processing, marketing and preparation in developed and developing countries. The provision of adequate food for the family is central to the lives of many women in developing countries. In advanced industrial societies the location, timing, rewards and nature of women's work with food has changed over time. The impact of the shift in food-related activities from household to market-place is explored using examples from the United States of America and selected developing countries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-55
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Rural Studies
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science


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