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000011276 037__ $$a5273
000011276 041__ $$aEnglish
000011276 100__ $$aBrown, S.
000011276 245__ $$aSpatial analysis of socioeconomic issues: Gender and GIS in Nepal
000011276 260__ $$c2003
000011276 260__ $$b
000011276 490__ $$aArticle
000011276 507__ $$aMFOLL
000011276 520__ $$aSpatial patterns in socioeconomic data reveal issues and trends that would otherwise be missed by data aggregation to political or other units. Geographic Information System GIS) tools provide display and analysis capabilities that are underutilized by many social scientists. The present article combines field-based surveys that maintain locational information with GIS tools to examine gender roles, responsibilities, and workloads in a spatial context for a case-study watershed in Nepal. Adult women outworked men by an average of 3.8 hours per day. Spatial differences in workloads are related to road access, with women living near the road working longer days, and men near the road participating more in “typically” female tasks such as collecting drinking water. Households with poor access have larger landholdings, greater total production, and are more reliant on subsistence agriculture. Households with road access use more agrochemicals, have smaller landholdings, and are more reliant on off-farm employment to meet their families’ needs. GIS helps communicate these spatial trends more clearly and quantifies key issues when combined with statistical analysis. The use of field-based participatory techniques, aerial photographs and quantitative GIS and statistical analysis is infrequent in gender analysis but provides social scientists with powerful tools for investigating variability. In this study, the significant influence of the road on socioeconomic issues was highlighted, along with the need to focus development activities spatially.
000011276 653__ $$awatersheds
000011276 653__ $$adevelopment
000011276 653__ $$agender
000011276 653__ $$agender roles
000011276 653__ $$aGeographic Information Systems (GIS)
000011276 653__ $$aNepal
000011276 653__ $$aresearch
000011276 650__ $$aKnowledge management
000011276 650__ $$aGeoinformation and RS
000011276 650__ $$aMountain people/cultures
000011276 650__ $$aNatural resource management
000011276 650__ $$aWatershed managemen
000011276 650__ $$aPolicies and governance
000011276 650__ $$aGender and equity
000011276 691__ $$aKnowledge management
000011276 691__ $$aGeoinformation and RS
000011276 691__ $$aMountain people/cultures
000011276 691__ $$aNatural resource management
000011276 691__ $$aWatershed managemen
000011276 691__ $$aPolicies and governance
000011276 691__ $$aGender and equity
000011276 773__ $$pMountain Research and Development, Vol 23, No 4, Nov 2003: 338?344:
000011276 8564_ $$uhttp://lib.icimod.org/record/11276/files/5273.pdf
000011276 980__ $$aARTICLE