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Sociology Resources: Women in Development

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African Studies The African Studies libguide may be useful. It contains a list of open access items many of which originate in Africa.


This section contains information on useful resources for the sociology course, Women in Development.


We Can End Poverty: Millennium Development Goals and Beyond 2015

United Nations Development Programme: Human Development Reports

Go to main link to United Nations Human Development Reports. How The interface for this website changes periodically. There are also several ways to “enter” the website to get to the same place.  The Indices and Data link at the top may be most useful. There is a direct link to the Gender Inequality Index on the side. An index is made up of components and clicking on this link will immediately present a chart showing the components of this index. Scrolling down also gives links to FAQs about the Gender Inequality Index.

The Link to the “2011 Report Table 4 Gender Inequality Index and related indicators” gives the Index for countries for the year 2011. The Excel sheet labeled “Gender Inequality Index (GII) Trends (1995-2011)” gives the Index over the years specified broken down by country. This allows you to see trends.

The link to Interactive Data Tools leads to several options. You can pick the Countries option which will give you the GII for individual countries. Public Date Explorer also allows you to create graphs for the GII and other measures.

United Nations Statistics Division: Demographic and Social Statistics

World Health Organization

WomanWatch: United Nations Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality

Resources for the Sociology of Women in Development


This is a selective list of specialized encyclopedias and other reference items which cover women in development. You can use the online catalog or consult a reference librarian to find if Hofstra University Library holds other resources in an specific area of interest to you.

 Historical Dictionary of Women in Sub-Saharan Africa.Ref HQ1787 .S44 2016


Google Scholar

Google Scholar Given the dominance of the Global North in scholarship, which is reflected in the standard databases, this may be a useful tool for locating materials and items from the developing world. It may be especially useful in finding reports and policy statements from non-profits and governments.

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