Economic Development And Women In The World Community / Edition 1

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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.
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Explores the relationship between economic development and the socioeconomic status of women in developed and less-developed countries, focusing on women's central role in development and the need for improvement of their economic conditions. Subjects include discrimination and changes in women's status with economic development; Finnish gender contracts; industrial trends and women workers in Malaysia; and the status of American women. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275966317
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/30/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

KARTIK C. ROY is Associate Professor, Department of Economics at the University of Queensland.

CLEMENT A. TISDELL is Professor of Economics at the University of Queensland.

HANS C. BLOMQVIST is Associate Professor of Economics at the Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration in Helsinki, Finland.

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Table of Contents

1 Economic Development and Women: An Overview of Issues 1
2 Discrimination and Changes in the Status of Women with Economic Development: General Views and Theories 25
3 Women and Development in Taiwan: The Importance of the Institutional Context 37
4 The Socioeconomic Status of Today's Chinese Women 49
5 Economic Development, Industrial Trends, and Women Workers in Malaysia 59
6 Women in Japan 79
7 Women in South Asia with Particular Reference to India 97
8 Women and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa with Special Reference to Tanzania 125
9 Finnish Gender Contracts 139
10 Women in the European Union: Equality Achieved? 155
11 The Status of American Women: Modernity, Material Progress, But Suffering from an "Individualistic" Culture 169
12 The Magic of the Market and the Price Women Pay: Examples from Latin America and the Caribbean 183
13 Australia: Economic Issues of Women in Paid Employment 197
14 Conclusions 213
References 221
Index 241
About the Editors and Contributors 245
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