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

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Nahid Aslanbeigui, Steven Pressman, Gale Summerfield
Psychology Press, 1994 - Business & Economics - 232 pages
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Changes are sweeping the world economy and are most apparent in post-socialist Europe and in the developing world. This volume examines the impact these changes are having on women. The authors discuss the evidence of gender bias and reach some telling if unsurprising conclusions. Regardless of the country involved, the findings point to consistent female disadvantage in the transformation process.
 

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Contents

Women and economic transformation
1
The uncertain prospects for East German
11
The status of women and Polands transition to a market economy
27
The economic status of women in Romania
43
The effect of economic and political reforms on SovietRussian
59
Africa
77
Structural adjustment the ruralurban interface and gender
95
Chinese women and the postMao economic reforms
113
Economic restructuring in Singapore and the changing roles
129
Government reforms economic restructuring and
145
Latin America
160
The 1982 reforms and the employment conditions of Mexican
178
State policy and the restructuring of womens industries
192
Bibliography
206
Index
226
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About the author (1994)

Nahid Aslanbeigui is professor in the department of economics and finance at Monmouth University.

Steven Pressman was a magazine and newspaper journalist for more than thirty years. He is the author of Outrageous Betrayal: The Dark Journey of Werner Erhard from est to Exile, and the writer, director, and producer of the HBO documentary film 50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus.

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