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Engendering Wealth And Well-being: Empowerment For Global Change / Edition 1
     

Engendering Wealth And Well-being: Empowerment For Global Change / Edition 1

by Rae Lesser Blumberg, Cathy Rakowski, Irene Tinker, Michael Monteon
 

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ISBN-10: 0813321077

ISBN-13: 9780813321073

Pub. Date: 04/28/1995

Publisher: Avalon Publishing


The new international division of labor and the imposition of structural adjustment on Third World countries has necessitated a reexamination of development policies and a reevaluation of the role of gender in their success or failure. Although women often bear the heaviest burden under structural adjustment, there is also considerable evidence of women being

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The new international division of labor and the imposition of structural adjustment on Third World countries has necessitated a reexamination of development policies and a reevaluation of the role of gender in their success or failure. Although women often bear the heaviest burden under structural adjustment, there is also considerable evidence of women being empowered through their responses to the challenges of economic restructuring.Based on case study material from Eastern Europe, the Islamic nations, Africa, China, and Latin America, this volume explores the significant contributions women make to the wealth and well-being of their families and nations. The contributors argue persuasively that women may hold the key to sustainable development, an increasingly critical issue at a time when policymakers are reconsidering the full costs and benefits of a growth-fixated development model.One of the first to embody the new “gender and development” paradigm, this book reports on research at the frontiers of knowledge and theory about the gendered outcomes of economic transformation, restructuring, and social change. By incorporating “voices from the South,” it makes a provocative addition to our understanding of the political economy of development and of the relationship between world ecology and the world economy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813321073
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing
Publication date:
04/28/1995
Series:
Latin America in Global Perspective Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1540L (what's this?)

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