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Title: Engineering and gender issues - evidence from low-income countries
Authors: Reed, Brian
Coates, Sue
Keywords: Developing countries
Education & planning
Infrastructure planning
Social impact
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: © ICE Publishing
Citation: REED, B. and COATES, S., 2003. Engineering and gender issues - evidence from low-income countries. Proceedings of the ICE - Municipal Engineer, 156 (2), pp.127-133.
Abstract: Engineers' work has an impact on society, economically, environmentally and socially. However, society is not uniform and some people will benefit or be adversely impacted more than others. Access to decision making is one important factor in determining the impact on different social groups. In low-income countries, the development of infrastructure can transform the domestic chores of collecting water, fuel or food and can improve the local environment through improved sanitation. Many of these tasks are the responsibility of women, yet they can be excluded from the development process. Engineers can contribute to the inclusion of socially excluded groups of people through increasing the involvement of men and women in engineering decision making and adopting technologies that suit women's needs, resulting in better infrastructure and more equitable societies.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Proceedings of the ICE - Municipal Engineer: http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/content/serial/muen. Permission is granted by ICE Publishing to print one copy for personal use. Any other use of these PDF files is subject to reprint fees.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1680/muen.2003.156.2.127
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/11397
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/muen.2003.156.2.127
ISSN: 0965-0903
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering)
Published Articles (WEDC)

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