Developmental Idealism Images from Malawi

African Child with Singer Sewing Machine, Malawi, around 2000
African Child with Singer Sewing Machine, rural Malawi (SE Africa), around 2000.
UNICEF in Malawi Bumper Sticker, 2007
This sign is a bumper sticker distributed in Malawi in 2007. There are both English and indigenous language versions.
Rural Women with Babies, Malawi, 2000s
Rural Women with Babies, Malawi, 2000s
Family Planning Sign, Malawi, around 2000
Family Planning Sign, rural Malawi (SE Africa), around 2000.
African Family, Malawi, Around 2000
African Family, Malawi, Around 2000
This is a newspaper advertisement distributed in Malawi in 2008
This is a newspaper advertisement distributed in Malawi in 2008.
Rural Woman with Baby, Malawi, 2000s
Rural Woman with Baby, Malawi, 2000s.
Christian Church, Malawi, around 2000
Christian Church, Malawi (SE Africa), around 2000.
African Mother and Child, Malawi, around 2000
African Mother and Child, Malawi (SE Africa) , around 2000.
Courtyard and Family in Front of Thatched-roof House, Malawi, around 2000
Courtyard and Family in Front of Thatched-roof House, Malawi (SE Africa), around 2000.
African Women Carrying Children and Loads Along Road, Malawi, around 2000
African Women Carrying Children and Loads Along Road, Malawi (SE Africa), around 2000.

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Allendorf, "Conflict and Compatibility? Developmental Idealism and Gendered Differences in Marital Choice." Journal of Marriage and Family

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Thornton, Dorius, Swindle, Young-Demarco, Moaddel. "Middle Eastern Beliefs about the Causal Linkages of Development to Freedom, Democracy, and Human Rights." Sociology of Development.

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