9780415956512

Social Justice and Gender Equality: Rethinking Development Strategies and Macroeconomic Policies

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415956512

  • ISBN10:

    041595651X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-07-24
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

The contributors to this edited volume explore the effects of various development strategies and associated macroeconomic policies on women#xE2;#xAC;"s well-being and progress towards gender equality. Detailed analyses of major UN reports on gender reveal the different approaches to assessing absolute and relative progress for women and the need to take into account the specifics of policy regimes when making such assessments. The book argues that neoliberal policies, especially the liberalization of trade and investment, make it difficult to close gender wage and earnings gaps, and new gender sensitive policies need to be devised. These and other issues are all examined in more detail in several gendered development histories of countries from Latin America and Asia.

Table of Contents

List of Figuresp. vii
List of Tablesp. ix
List of Acronymsp. xi
Forewordp. xv
Prefacep. xvii
Engendering Development Strategies and Macroeconomic Policies: What's Sound and Sensible?p. 1
The Road to Gender Equality: Global Trends and the Way Forwardp. 44
Making Policy Work for Women: Gender, Foreign Direct Investment and Developmentp. 71
Child Under a Gender Lens: From Import Substitution to Open Marketsp. 97
Changes in Economic Policy Regimes in Uruguay from a Gender Perspective, 1930-2000p. 127
Growth with Gender Inequity: Another Look at East Asian Developmentp. 154
The Gender Implications of Macroeconomic Policy and Performance in Malaysiap. 187
Gender Dimensions of Viet Nam's Macroeconomic and Structural Reform Policies, 1975-2005p. 213
Contributorsp. 245
Indexp. 249
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