Women in the World Economy

Women in the World Economy : An INSTRAW Study

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Until now there has been little coordinated research on the role of women in the economics of developing countries. However the study of the position of women in the world economy has become increasingly vital against the background of the recent world-wide economic crisis, which has had a significant impact on the economic roles traditionally assigned to women in those countries. In this book emerging long-term trends in the world economy are analyzed to show their effect on the economic position of women in developing countries. Stressing the interlinkages between the macro and micro levels of the economy, the book approaches the subject from two perspectives: the position of women who are engaged in what is defined as gainful employment - that is women who are wage earners - and the role of women in unpaid labour such as household work, farm work on their own land, and other activities that put them in the position of managing resources. Specially commissioned by the United Nations group INSTRAW (International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women) this book should lead to a re-evaluation of the dynamic contribution by women to the processes of economic development.show more

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  • Hardback | 172 pages
  • 157.48 x 236.22 x 22.86mm | 430.91g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195049470
  • 9780195049473

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"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 "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 "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 "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 forthose 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 Reviewshow more

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