Economic Development And Women In The World Community / Edition 1

Economic Development And Women In The World Community / Edition 1

by Kartik C. Roy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275966313

ISBN-13: 9780275966317

Pub. Date: 04/30/1999

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

After reviewing theories about how women are likely to fare as a result of economic development, the editors and their contributors focus on the socioeconomic status of women and changes in it as a result of processes of economic development in individual countries in five continents. Economic development is supposed to remove impediments to the improvement in women's…  See more details below

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After reviewing theories about how women are likely to fare as a result of economic development, the editors and their contributors focus on the socioeconomic status of women and changes in it as a result of processes of economic development in individual countries in five continents. Economic development is supposed to remove impediments to the improvement in women's status. In some developing countries researchers have found that instead of lessening the forces of restrictions, economic development may, in fact, have strengthened them. The editors call for a greater involvement of women as active participants in the process of dismantling social, legal, and institutional barriers to women's development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275966317
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
1Economic Development and Women: An Overview of Issues1
2Discrimination and Changes in the Status of Women with Economic Development: General Views and Theories25
3Women and Development in Taiwan: The Importance of the Institutional Context37
4The Socioeconomic Status of Today's Chinese Women49
5Economic Development, Industrial Trends, and Women Workers in Malaysia59
6Women in Japan79
7Women in South Asia with Particular Reference to India97
8Women and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa with Special Reference to Tanzania125
9Finnish Gender Contracts139
10Women in the European Union: Equality Achieved?155
11The Status of American Women: Modernity, Material Progress, But Suffering from an "Individualistic" Culture169
12The Magic of the Market and the Price Women Pay: Examples from Latin America and the Caribbean183
13Australia: Economic Issues of Women in Paid Employment197
14Conclusions213
References221
Index241
About the Editors and Contributors245

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