Structural adjustment programs and human well-being

Sue McGregor
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This paper provides a primer on structural adjustment programmes (SAPs) anticipating that a deeper understanding of these policies enables home economists to influence the global trend for SAPs that is profoundly impacting human well-being. It addresses the issue of what SAPs are (their intended and actual impact on family well-being), provides five reasons why home economists should care about SAPs and tenders seven ideas for what we can do, as professionals, to mitigate the negative impact of SAPs on familial well-being and human security.