Economic Development and Women in the World Community


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.


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Economic Development and Women An Overview of Issues
Discrimination and Changes in the Status of Women with Economic Development General Views and Theories
Women and Development in Taiwan The Importance of the Institutional Context
The Socioeconomic Status of Todays Chinese Women
Economic Development Industrial Trends and Women Workers in Malaysia
Women in Japan
Women in South Asia with Particular Reference to India
Women and Development in SubSaharan Africa with Special Reference to Tanzania
Women in the European Union Equality Achieved?
The Status of American Women Modernity Material Progress But Suffering from an Individualistic Culture
The Magic of the Market and the Price Women Pay Examples from Latin America and the Caribbean
Australia Economic Issues of Women in Paid Employment
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Om författaren (1996)

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.

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