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Women in the Age of Economic Transformation : Gender Impact of Reforms in Post-Socialist and Developing Countries - Nahid Aslanbeigui

Women in the Age of Economic Transformation

Gender Impact of Reforms in Post-Socialist and Developing Countries

Paperback Published: 10th November 1994
ISBN: 9780415104234
Number Of Pages: 256

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The world economy is undergoing a period of radical transformation. This is not only evident in post-communist Europe where centrally planned economies have slowly disintegrated, but also with the implementation of policies of liberalization and privatization that are currently sweeping the less developed world. While traditional theory predicts benign results from these changes, the practical outcome is less certain. Whatever its effect, it is clear that some citizens will pay a higher price than others.
In "Women in the Age of Economic" "Reform, " the contributors assess the impact of these dramatic structural changes upon 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 upon women. The contributors then discuss the evidence of gender bias and reach some telling, if unsurprising conclusions. Closely examining the socio-political conditions of women, they contend that regardless of the type of change involved, women suffer more in the transformation process than men do. They repeatedly stress that addressing these issues is vital if the burden of economic transformation is to be distributed fairly, equitably, and, above all, justly.

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"A useful addtion to undergraduate and graduate interdisciplinary collections in amthropology, women's studies, labor economics, and edconomic devleopment." -"Choice "The major contribution of this book lies in providing further evidence on economic and social conditions of women and in lending empirical support that reveals the gender biases of recent economic policy...the book is a useful addition to literature on women and economic change throughout the world and a welcome effort that contributes to moving economics in the direction of more substantive analysis of economic processes." -"Journal of Economic Issues "With a truly global scale, this book will be a useful resource for those teaching gender and ...' courses in planning, geography, or development studies ." -"Environment/Planning "With a truly global scope, this book will be a useful resource for those teaching 'gender and ...' courses in planning, geography, or development studies ." -"1997 Environment/Planning

List of figures and tables
Contributors
Women and economic transformationp. 1
Beyond socialism: The uncertain prospects for East German women in a unified Germanyp. 11
The status of women and Poland's transition to a market economyp. 27
The economic status of women in Romaniap. 43
The effect of economic and political reforms on Soviet/Russian womenp. 59
The impact of economic reforms on women's health and health care in Sub-Saharan Africap. 77
Structural adjustment, the rural-urban interface and gender relations in Zambiap. 95
Chinese women and the post-Mao economic reformsp. 113
Economic restructuring in Singapore and the changing roles of women, 1957 to presentp. 129
Government reforms, economic restructuring and the employment of women: South Korea, 1980-92p. 145
Neoliberal economic reforms and women in Chilep. 160
The 1982 reforms and the employment conditions of Mexican womenp. 178
State policy and the restructuring of women's industries in Nicaraguap. 192
Bibliographyp. 206
Indexp. 226
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ISBN: 9780415104234
ISBN-10: 0415104238
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 10th November 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1

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