Engendering Wealth and Well-Being: Empowerment for Global Change (Paperback) - Rae L. Blumberg|Rakowski, Cathy|Tinker, Irene|Monteon, Michael

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Although women often bear the heaviest burden under structural adjustment in Third World countries, there is considerable evidence of women being empowered through their responses to the challenges of economic restructuring. Based on case study material from around the world, this volume explores the significant contributions women make to the wealth and well-being of their families and nations, arguing that women may hold the key to "sustainable" development. Embodying the new "gender and development" paradigm, the book reports on research at the frontiers of knowledge and theory about the gendered outcomes of economic transformation, restructuring, and social change.

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Publisher Westview Press
Mfg Part# 9780813321073
SKU 30428570
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0813321077
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6L x 0.75T
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Editors Note The new international division of labor and the imposition of structural adjustment on Third World countries has necessitated a reexamination of development policies and a reevaluation of the role of gender in their success or failure. Although women often bear the heaviest burden under structural adjustment, there is also considerable evidence of women being empowered through their responses to the challenges of economic restructuring.Based on case study material from Eastern Europe, the Islamic nations, Africa, China, and Latin America, this volume explores the significant contributions women make to the wealth and well-being of their families and nations. The contributors argue persuasively that women may hold the key to sustainable development, an increasingly critical issue at a time when policymakers are reconsidering the full costs and benefits of a growth-fixated development model.One of the first to embody the new “gender and development” paradigm, this book reports on research at the frontiers of knowledge and theory about the gendered outcomes of economic transformation, restructuring, and social change. By incorporating “voices from the South,” it makes a provocative addition to our understanding of the political economy of development and of the relationship between world ecology and the world economy.
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Number of Pages 0328
Publisher Westview Press
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