Women in the Age of Economic Transformation: Gender Impact of Reforms in Post-Socialist and Developing Countries [NOOK Book]

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The world is going through a period of radical change. This is self-evident in post-socialist Europe with the disappearance of centrally planned economies. However, policies of liberalization and privatization are also sweeping the less developed world. While traditional theory predicts beneficial results from these changes, the practical outcome is less certain. Whatever the overall effect, it is clear that some citizens will pay a higher price than others. In Women in the Age of Economic Transformation the ...
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Women in the Age of Economic Transformation: Gender Impact of Reforms in Post-Socialist and Developing Countries

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Overview

The world is going through a period of radical change. This is self-evident in post-socialist Europe with the disappearance of centrally planned economies. However, policies of liberalization and privatization are also sweeping the less developed world. While traditional theory predicts beneficial results from these changes, the practical outcome is less certain. Whatever the overall effect, it is clear that some citizens will pay a higher price than others. In Women in the Age of Economic Transformation the authors deal with the impact of structural change on women. Each chapter summarizes the changes that have taken place in a particular economy. This is developed further by an empirical analysis of the effect on women. The authors discuss the evidence of gender bias and reach some telling, if unsurprising, conclusions. It seems that, regardless of the type of change involved, women suffer more in the transformation process. The editors conclude that this is unlikely to be random; rather, it reflects the social and political condition of women. Addressing these issues is thus essential if the burden of economic transformation is to be distributed fairly.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134848645
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/4/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 7 MB

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
Contributors
Women and economic transformation 1
Beyond socialism: The uncertain prospects for East German women in a unified Germany 11
The status of women and Poland's transition to a market economy 27
The economic status of women in Romania 43
The effect of economic and political reforms on Soviet/Russian women 59
The impact of economic reforms on women's health and health care in Sub-Saharan Africa 77
Structural adjustment, the rural-urban interface and gender relations in Zambia 95
Chinese women and the post-Mao economic reforms 113
Economic restructuring in Singapore and the changing roles of women, 1957 to present 129
Government reforms, economic restructuring and the employment of women: South Korea, 1980-92 145
Neoliberal economic reforms and women in Chile 160
The 1982 reforms and the employment conditions of Mexican women 178
State policy and the restructuring of women's industries in Nicaragua 192
Bibliography 206
Index 226
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