Aghajanian, Akbar. The status of women and female children in Iran: an update from the 1986 census

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Title: The status of women and female children in Iran: an update from the 1986 census

Published in: In the eye of the storm : women in post-revolutionary Iran, edited by Mahnaz Afkhami and Erika Friedl

Published By: In the eye of the storm : women in post-revolutionary Iran, edited by Mahnaz Afkhami and Erika Friedl London ; New York: I.B. Tauris Publishers, 1994. 44-60, 197-199 p.

By line: Akbar Aghajanian

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Iran (MA01)

Subjects: Mortality (165); Writing (212); Diet (262); Labor supply and employment (464); Division of labor by gender (462); Household (592);

Abstract: In this paper, the author examines the relative status of women in terms of various indicators culled from government statistics, including literacy, school enrollment, and employment rates, and female child mortality. The author finds an unequal access to education and employment based on gender. A nine percent excess female infant mortality rate, prompted the author to carry out his own survey of food distribution practices in a sample of Shiraz households. He found that men are fed first and larger portions of the best food. Although this practice is moderated if the mother has an outside income, is more educated, and has fewer than five children.

Document Number: 94

Document ID: ma01-094

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Field Date: 1986

Evaluation: Indigene-4, 5

Analyst: Ian Skoggard ; 2005

Coverage Date: 1976-1990

Coverage Place: Iran

LCSH: Iranians

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