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Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
One in a series of documents emanating from a three-year project concerned with the role of women in the English-speaking Caribbean, this collection of papers examines family life and the domestic domain. The overall objectives of the project are to establish in the region a data base for teaching, research, and planning purposes and to develop guidelines for a cohesive social policy that recognizes women's needs and draws on their skills and talents for program planning and execution. Following an introduction, "Women and the Family in Caribbean Society" (Hermione McKenzie), the first paper, "The Realm of Female Familial Responsibility" (Victoria Durant-Gonzales), focuses on role ideals and role behavior of Caribbean women. The second paper, "Stresses Affecting Women and Their Families" (Jean Jackson), contains case studies exploring emotional transactions between Caribbean women and their families. The third paper, "Women Who Head Households" (Joycelin Massiah), examines census and other information on household headship. The concluding paper, "Network Analysis: A Suggested Model for the Study of Women and the Family in the Caribbean" (Dorian Powell), outlines an analysis of women's networks of relationships. (RM)
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