Women and Adjustment Policies in the Third World

Women and Adjustment Policies in the Third World


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The Third World debt crisis, the International Monetary Fund and World Bank's adjustment policies have compelled many countries to move towards a contraction of public sector expenditure in favour of market orientated development policies. Women in general and the poorest amongst them in particular have borne a disproportionate burden of the ensuing hardships. This book addresses the shortcomings in the current gender blind analytical frameworks of governments and financial organisations and offers alternative strategies for combating recession and poverty.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333537435
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 06/18/1992
Series: Women's Studies at York Series
Edition description: 1992
Pages: 271
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Notes on the Contributors - Acknowledgements - PART 1: THE FRAMEWORK - Women, Recession and Adjustment in the Third World: Some Introductory Remarks; H.Afshar & C.Dennis - Structural Adjustment in Developing Countries: The Impact on Women; F.Stewart - Male Bias in Structural Adjustment; D.Elson - Gender Equity and Efficiency in Adjustment Programmes; I.Palmer - PART 2: CASE STUDIES - Adjustment From Below: Low-Income Women, Time and the Triple Role in Guayaquil, Ecuador; C.O.N.Moser - Structural Adjustment and Gender in the Cote d'Ivoire; W.W.Vagliani - Women, Authoritarianism and Marker Liberalisation in Chile 1973-1989; G.Waylen - The Christian Churches and Women's Experience of Structural Adjustment in Nigeria; C.Dennis - Women and Work: Ideology not Adjustment at Work in Iran; H.Afshar - PART 3: POLICIES - Politicising Gender and Structural Adjustment; G.Ashworth - Final Declaration... Beyond the Debt Crisis: Structural Transformation; M.Molyneux

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