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Articles from Vol. 37, No. 3, 2015

An Exploration of the Evolution of Women's Roles in Societies of the Gulf Cooperation Council
IntroductionThe Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is a union of six countries: Saudi Arabia (KSA), Qatar, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Oman, and Bahrain. These neighboring countries along the Arabian Gulf share a common language (Arabic), culture,...
Editor's Note
This issue presents a number of articles on vulnerable populations. Gopinath and Nair examine the spatiotemporal aspects of poverty. They examine several key characteristics of poverty from a relational/dynamic perspective. At the methodological level...
Exploring the Disparity in Reproductive Health Status between Tribal and Nontribal Women in India
IntroductionIndia is often presented as a success story of globalization, free market economy, and democracy where emerging billionaires purchase personal aircraft for their convenience, construct the most expensive dwelling residences in the world,...
Modeling Women's Reproductive Health in India: Implications for Policy
Women's reproductive health plays an important role in the overall health of a population. Recent studies found that an overall improvement in women's health increases their reproductive health as well as their children's well-being (Pillai & Gupta,...
Poverty and Place through the Eyes of the Poor: Outlining Key Strands of a Conceptual Framework, D-SPACE
IntroductionThis study focuses on raising awareness of the urban poor in the Global South in general and in the Indian context in particular so that they begin to appreciate the relationship between poverty and place. Such an inquiry is particularly...
The State of Child Poverty in Saudi Arabia
IntroductionThe first years of the life of every child represent a critical stage requiring special care and effective socialization; proper education also contributes to intellectual, social, and physiological growth of the child. Such requirements...
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