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Unformatted text preview: b. Acculturation to West-Adoption of clothing c. Resistance-Iranian adoption of the veil-Rejection of Western values PUBLIC EXPENDITURE ON EDUCATION (%) 1970’s 1990s Africa 3 4 Asia 4 4 Arab States 5 6 Latin Am/Caribbean 3 4 Developed countries 6 5 PER CAPITA EDUCATION SPENDING ($) 1970s 1990s Africa 7 17 Asia 10 70 Arab States 15 114 Latin Am/Caribbean 20 99 Developed countries 136 750 Notes on May You Be The Mother of a Hundred Sons-A son is an investment: supports the parents in own age, brings in a bride and dowry, does not have to leave to go to in-laws as a daughter does-Big pressure to produce sons-The rich do more gender-selective abortion (can afford it)-...
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- Spring '08
- Developed country, The White Man's Burden, Africa Asia Arab