Institutions and Gender Empowerment in the Global Economy

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Since women account for almost 50 percent of the world's population, the sustainability of development of the global economy can be greatly impaired if the state authorities in individual countries pay less attention to the improvement in the socio-economic status of women relative to men. Improvement in socio-economic status which facilitates empowerment of individuals is greatly dependent on conducive informal institutions and state institutions. This book is the first of its kind to critically examine the role of these institutions in women's empowerment in five continents in the world. The analysis of the role of institutions in individual countries is underpinned by a robust theoretical background presented in the first three chapters. The chapters on individual countries also include a section dealing with recommendations for changes in state policies affecting women's empowerment.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789812709967
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/16/2008
  • Series: World Scientific Studies in International Economics
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

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Ch. 1 Development and Gender Empowerment: Conceptual and Theoretical Issues Kartik C. Roy Roy, Kartik C. Hans C. Blomqvist Blomqvist, Hans C. Cal Clark Clark, Cal 1

Ch. 2 Dimensions of Poverty and Discrimination: Against Women Kartik C. Roy Roy, Kartik C. Hans C. Blomqvist Blomqvist, Hans C. Cal Clark Clark, Cal 21

Ch. 3 Can the State and its Institutions Facilitate: Gender Empowerment? Kartik C. Roy Roy, Kartik C. Hans C. Blomqvist Blomqvist, Hans C. Cal Clark Clark, Cal 51

Ch. 4 Institutions and Gender Empowerment in India Kartik C. Roy Roy, Kartik C. 67

Ch. 5 Gender, Institutions, and Empowerment: Lessons from China Jude Howell Howell, Jude 103

Ch. 6 Institutions and Gender Empowerment in Taiwan Cal Clark Clark, Cal Janet Clark Clark, Janet 131

Ch. 7 Institutions and Women's Empowerment in Kenya Tabitha W. Kiriti-Nganga Kiriti-Nganga, Tabitha W. 151

Ch. 8 Institutions and Gender Empowerment in the Global Economy: The Peruvian Case, 1990-2005 Patricia Fuertes Medina Medina, Patricia Fuertes 193

Ch. 9 Institutions and Gender Empowerment in the Fiji Islands Biman C. Prasad Prasad, Biman C. Nalini Lata Lata, Nalini 223

Ch. 10 Gender Empowerment and the Status of Women in Great Britain Rene P. McEldowney McEldowney, Rene P. 241

Ch. 11 Institutions and Women's Empowerment in the United States Cal Clark Clark, Cal Janet Clark Clark, Janet 255

Ch. 12 Institutions and Gender Empowerment in Greece Rosita Dellios Dellios, Rosita 277

Ch. 13 Institutions and Women's Empowerment in the Contemporary World Cal Clark Clark, Cal Kartik C. Roy Roy, Kartik C. Hans C. BlomqvistBlomqvist, Hans C. 293

Index 305

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