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Title:Gender-Based Adoption of Agricultural, Health and Family Planning Technologies by Individuals Within Rural Households: The Malawi Case
Author(s):Malindi, Grace Margaret
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Kathleen Cloud
Department / Program:Human Resources and Family Studies
Discipline:Human Resources and Family Studies
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Economics, Agricultural
Abstract:Based on the findings, it is recommended that the agricultural delivery system design and implement timely and clientele-customized financial, information, educational and communication packages. The packages should focus on vulnerable socio-economic groups such as women from both male and female headed households, males and females depending on unreliable income sources, the illiterate and those with very low or no education at all. The health delivery system needs to investigate and encourage innovative strategies for adequate information, and a suitable language for convincing men and women to effectively communicate safer sexual behaviour. Integrated Technology, Education and Communication Packages (ITEIC), coined by the researcher are recommended for further action and development research. The ITEIC package does not only address the interrelated problems in an integrated manner and specific to differences in demographic characteristics, but maximizes social learning mechanisms which provide opportunities to exchange information and ideas in a series of facilitated discussion groups and creating social pressure for appropriate adoption practices. (Abstract shortened by UMI.).
Issue Date:1997
Description:228 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9737187
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:1997

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