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The Resource Unequal burden: economic crises, persistent poverty and women's work

Unequal burden: economic crises, persistent poverty and women's work

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Unequal burden: economic crises, persistent poverty and women's work
Title
Unequal burden: economic crises, persistent poverty and women's work
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The debt crisis and global economic changes of the 1980s caused Third World nations to restructure economic policies, community resources, the labor market, and intra-household divisions of labor. These changes swelled the ranks of the unemployed, the poor, and the malnourished. Women, in particular, were affected negatively by processes of structural adjustment because they represent a disproportionate share of the world's poor, are increasingly represented among low-wage workers, and are forced to balance wage work with subsistence and domestic production in meeting household needs. Using country-based studies, this text offers new perspectives on the consequences of economic crisis in terms of changing state practices and household and family organization, patterns of resource allocation, and women's work
Cataloging source
UkLiU
Index
no index present
LC call number
HC59.7
LC item number
.U266 1992
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Benería, Lourdes
  • Feldman, Shelley
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  • Structural adjustment (Economic policy)
  • Poor women
  • Women
  • Households
Label
Unequal burden: economic crises, persistent poverty and women's work
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Crises, poverty, and gender inequality: Current themes and issues / Shelley Feldman -- From survival strategies to transformation strategies: Women's needs and structural adjustment / Diane Elson -- Women and the economic crisis in the Caribbean / Helen I. Safa and Peggy Antrobus -- The Mexican debt crisis: Restructuring the economy and the household / Lourdes Benería -- Crisis, Islam, and gender in Bangladesh: The social construction of a female labor force / Shelley Feldman -- The politics of Bolivia's economic crisis: Survival strategies of displaced tin-mining households / Wendy McFarren -- The impact of crisis and economic reform on women in urban Tanzania / Aili Mari Tripp -- Gender relations and food security: Coping with seasonality, drought, and famine in South Asia / Bina Agarwal -- Women's paid and unpaid work in times of economic crisis / Chiara Saraceno -- Economic crisis and women in Nicaragua / Paola Pérez-Alemán
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 278 pages
Isbn
9780813382302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
Label
Unequal burden: economic crises, persistent poverty and women's work
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Crises, poverty, and gender inequality: Current themes and issues / Shelley Feldman -- From survival strategies to transformation strategies: Women's needs and structural adjustment / Diane Elson -- Women and the economic crisis in the Caribbean / Helen I. Safa and Peggy Antrobus -- The Mexican debt crisis: Restructuring the economy and the household / Lourdes Benería -- Crisis, Islam, and gender in Bangladesh: The social construction of a female labor force / Shelley Feldman -- The politics of Bolivia's economic crisis: Survival strategies of displaced tin-mining households / Wendy McFarren -- The impact of crisis and economic reform on women in urban Tanzania / Aili Mari Tripp -- Gender relations and food security: Coping with seasonality, drought, and famine in South Asia / Bina Agarwal -- Women's paid and unpaid work in times of economic crisis / Chiara Saraceno -- Economic crisis and women in Nicaragua / Paola Pérez-Alemán
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 278 pages
Isbn
9780813382302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps

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