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Economic Development and Women in the World Community / Edition 1

Economic Development and Women in the World Community / Edition 1


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After reviewing theories about how women are likely to fare as a result of economic development, the editors and their contributors focus on the socioeconomic status of women and changes in it as a result of processes of economic development in individual countries in five continents. Economic development is supposed to remove impediments to the improvement in women's status. In some developing countries researchers have found that instead of lessening the forces of restrictions, economic development may, in fact, have strengthened them. The editors call for a greater involvement of women as active participants in the process of dismantling social, legal, and institutional barriers to women's development.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275966317
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/30/1999
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

KARTIK C. ROY is Associate Professor, Department of Economics at the University of Queensland. He is also Adjunct Professor at the Swedish School of Economics and Business in Helsinki, Finland, and has authored of 19 previous books and 40 articles in international journals.

CLEMENT A. TISDELL is Professor of Economics at the University of Queensland.

HANS C. BLOMQVIST is Associate Professor of Economics at the Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration in Helsinki, Finland.

Table of Contents


Economic Development and Women — An Overview of Issues by Kartik C. Roy, Hans C. Blomqvist, and Clement A. Tisdell

Discrimination and Changes in the Status of Women with Economic Development: General Views and Theories by Clement A. Tisdell

Women and Development in Taiwan: The Importance of the Institutional Context by Cal Clark, Janet Clark, and Bih-er Chou

The Socioeconomic Status of Today's Chinese Women by Gao Kun

Economic Development, Industrial Trends, and Women Workers in Malaysia by Jamilah Ariffin

Women in Japan by Jane Richardson and Paul Riethmuller

Women in South Asia with Particular Reference to India by Kartik C. Roy and Clement A. Tisdell

Women and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa with Special Reference to Tanzania by Felix J. Mlay, Kartik C. Roy, and Clement A. Tisdell

Finnish Gender Contracts by Harriet Silius

Women in the European Union: Equality Achieved? by Hans C. Blomqvist

The Status of American Women: Modernity, Material Progress, but Suffering from an "Individualistic" Culture by Cal Clark and Janet Clark

The Magic of the Market and the Price Women Pay: Examples from Latin America and the Caribbean by Helen I. Safa and María de los Angeles Crummett

Australia: Economic Issues of Women in Paid Employment by Sukhan Jackson

Conclusions by Kartik C. Roy, Clement A. Tisdell, and Hans C. Blomqvist

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