Gender, Development, and Trade

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September 2004



Women all over the world are increasingly joining the bottom rungs of the global supply chain. Whether by picking fruit in Chile, processing cashews in Mozambique, sewing in China's export Processing Zones, or providing biotech companies with indigenous knowledge in India, women's labor and skill is a crucial element of the scaling-up of globalized production processes. It can be argued that increased opportunities to join the cash economy are a positive development for women, whose additional income has the potential to increase both their status and the well-being of the family. But what are the hidden costs of new trade regimes, and do they outweigh the benefits? What do women stand to lose and how do trade agreements on intellectual property, movement of migrant labor, and agriculture potentially entrench overall poverty and women's over-burdened gender role further?


Editorial Maree Keating 'Good jobs'; and hidden costs: women workers documenting the price of precarious employment' Thalia Kidder and Kate Raworth Global trade and home work: closing the divide Annie Delaney Women workers and precarious employment in Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, China Pun Ngai Being a female entrepreneur in Botswana: cultures, values, strategies for success Peggy Ntseane Look FIRST from a gender perspective: NAFTA and the FTAA Marceline White Are trade agreements with the EU beneficial to women in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific? Karin Ulmer TRIPS and Biodiversity: a gender perspective Suman Sahai Women, trade and migration Donn Flynn and Eleonore Kofman Gender, the Doha Development Agenda and the post-Cancun trade negotiations Mariama Williams Corporate responsibility and women's employment: the cashew nut case Nazneen Kanji Resources: Compiled by Erin Leigh Publications Journals Electronic resources Tools and websites Organisations
EAN: 9780855985325
ISBN: 0855985321
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2004
Seitenanzahl: 96 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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