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Women in the World Economy : An INSTRAW Study - Susan P. Joekes

Women in the World Economy

An INSTRAW Study

By: Susan P. Joekes (Editor)

Paperback Published: 29th March 1990
ISBN: 9780195063158
Number Of Pages: 176

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Until now, there has been little coordinated research on the role of women in the economics of developing countries, or on the impact of the international economy on women in those countries. Here, Susan Joekes not only examines women who are engaged in what is defined as gainful, or wage earning employment, she also considers the role of women in unpaid labor such as household work, farm work on their own land, and other activities that require managing resources. Specially commissioned by the United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW), this study examines such topics as trade and finance, technological change, agriculture, industry, services, and emerging trends in the international economy as related to women, and concludes with proposals for innovative development policies.

"Full of gems of information....Makes an important contribution to studies of women and development by presenting an up-to-date synthesis of a number of such studies of the 1970s and 1980s."--American Journal of Sociology "Belongs in academic libraries; its scope, theory, and explicit policy orientation will make it a frequently consulted work. Unlike most studies of this type, it encompasses all of the developing countries and contrasts them with the developed nations."--Choice "What the author, Susan Joekes, has done is to synthesize and present in a highly organized and readable manner a significant body of data that would have been otherwise inaccessible to the general reader....Joekes's book is a 'must read' for scholars interested in women's studies and especially for those who specialize in one area or country of the world; for employers; and for government policymakers."--Journal of Developing Areas "The study is well written and systematically presented, and it incorporates a multidisciplinary, cross-cultural approach. It would be an excellent addition to courses in international relations and women's studies."--Contemporary Sociology "A conceptually tidy, intellectually sophisticated, jargon-free source of tentative generalizations that should interest both theorists and policymakers concerned with trends in women's status in a constantly changing global economy."--Population and Development Review "Full of gems of information....Makes an important contribution to studies of women and development by presenting an up-to-date synthesis of a number of such studies of the 1970s and 1980s."--American Journal of Sociology "Belongs in academic libraries; its scope, theory, and explicit policy orientation will make it a frequently consulted work. Unlike most studies of this type, it encompasses all of the developing countries and contrasts them with the developed nations."--Choice "What the author, Susan Joekes, has done is to synthesize and present in a highly organized and readable manner a significant body of data that would have been otherwise inaccessible to the general reader....Joekes's book is a 'must read' for scholars interested in women's studies and especially for those who specialize in one area or country of the world; for employers; and for government policymakers."--Journal of Developing Areas "The study is well written and systematically presented, and it incorporates a multidisciplinary, cross-cultural approach. It would be an excellent addition to courses in international relations and women's studies."--Contemporary Sociology "A conceptually tidy, intellectually sophisticated, jargon-free source of tentative generalizations that should interest both theorists and policymakers concerned with trends in women's status in a constantly changing global economy."--Population and Development Review "This book presents a good look at the problem of the role of women in the economies of developing countries and should be eye-opening for many students." --Dr. Robert W. Langran, Villanova University

Forewordp. v
Statement Adopted by the Consultative High-Level Expert Meeting on the Role of Women in International Economic Relationsp. vii
Women And World Economic Activityp. 1
Introductionp. 3
The Position of Women in a Changing Worldp. 12
The Changing International Economic Environmentp. 33
Trade and Financep. 35
Technological Changep. 55
Employment Trends For Women By Sectorp. 61
Agriculturep. 63
Industryp. 80
Servicesp. 106
The Need For A Reassessmentp. 115
Emerging Trends in the International Economy as Related to Women: Summary of Findingsp. 117
Toward Innovative Development Policiesp. 138
Annex: Excerpts on Women in Development: International Development Strategy for the Third United Nations Development Decadep. 147
Bibliographyp. 150
Indexp. 157
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ISBN: 9780195063158
ISBN-10: 0195063155
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 29th March 1990
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 15.62  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.26