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Title:
The gendered impacts of liberalization : towards "embedded liberalism"?
Author:
Razavi, Shahrashoub.
ISBN:
9780415956505

9780203884034
Publication Information:
New York : Routledge, 2008.
Physical Description:
xiv, 374 p.
Series:
Routledge/UNRISD research in gender and development ; 6
Contents:
Informalization and women's workforce participation : a consideration of recent trends in Asia / Jayati Ghosh -- Informalization of labour markets : is formalization the answer? / Martha Alter Chen -- Women's migration, social reproduction and care / Nicola Yeates -- Labour reform and livelihood insecurity in China / Ching Kwan Lee -- Girls, mothers, and poverty reduction in Mexico : evaluating progresa-oportunidades / Gustín Escobar Latapí and Mercedes González de la Rocha -- Gender, citizenship and new approaches to poverty relief : conditional cash transfer programmes in Argentina / Constanza Tabbush -- Women in India's national rural employment guarantee scheme / Smita Gupta.
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In the last two decades public policies have reflected a drive for accelerated global economic integration ("globalization"), associated with greater economic liberalization. The outcomes have been largely disappointing, even in the estimate of their designers. Rural livelihoods have become more insecure, and the expected growth has rarely materialized. Insecurity is also etched into the growth of informal economies across the world. Yet the economic policy agenda that has been so adverse to many people around the world has also provided new opportunities to some social groups, including some low-income women. In response to widespread discontent with the liberalization agenda, more attention is now being given to social policies and governance issues, viewed as necessary if globalization is to be "tamed" and "embedded". The contributors to this volume address key issues and questions such as whether states have the capacity to remedy the social distress unleashed by liberalization in the absence of any major revision of their macroeconomic policies and whether the proposed social policy reforms can redress gender-based inequalities in access to resources and power.


Table of Contents

Shahra RazaviAnn WhiteheadCecile Jackson and Nitya RaoCarmen Diana DeereDzodzi TsikataJayati GhoshMartha Alter ChenNicola YeatesChing Kwan LeeAgustin Escobar Latapi and Mercedes Gonzalez de la RochaConstanza TabbushSmita Gupta
List of Figuresp. vii
List of Boxesp. ix
List of Tablesp. xi
Forewordp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
1 The Gendered Impacts of Liberalization: Towards "Embedded Liberalism"?p. 1
Part I Rural Livelihoods under Liberalization
2 The Gendered Impacts of Liberalization Policies on African Agricultural Economies and Rural Livelihoodsp. 37
3 Gender Inequality and Agrarian Change in Liberalizing Indiap. 63
4 The Feminization of Agriculture?: The Impact of Economic Restructuring in Rural Latin Americap. 99
Part II Informalization and Feminization of Labour
5 Informalization, the Informal Economy and Urban Women's Livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa since the 1990sp. 131
6 Informalization and Women's Workforce Participation: A Consideration of Recent Trends in Asiap. 163
7 Informalization of Labour Markets: Is Formalization the Answer?p. 191
8 Women's Migration, Social Reproduction and Carep. 219
Part III Social Policy and the Search for Security
9 Labour Reform and Livelihood Insecurity in Chinap. 247
10 Girls, Mothers and Poverty Reduction in Mexico: Evaluating Progresa-Oportunidadesp. 267
11 Gender, Citizenship and New Approaches to Poverty Relief: Conditional Cash Transfer Programmes in Argentinap. 290
12 Women in India's National Rural Employment Guarantee Schemep. 327
Contributorsp. 357
Indexp. 363