The contributors to this edited volume explore the effects of various development and associated macroeconomic policies on women'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:
1- Engendering Development Strategies and Macroeconomic Policies: What's Sound and Sensible?, G. Berik and Y. van der Meulen Rodgers
2- The Road to Gender Equality: Global Trends and the Way Forward, S. Seguino
3- Making Policy Work for Women: Gender, Foreign Direct Investment and Development, E. Braunstein
4- Chile Under a Gender Lens: From Import Substitution to Open Markets, R. Todaro
5- Changes in Economic Policy Regimes in Uruguay from a Gender Perspective, 1930-2000, A. Espino and P. Azar
6- Growth with Gender Inequity: Another Look at East Asian Development, G. Berik
7- The Gender Implications of Macroeconomic Policy and Performance in Malaysia, A. Doraisami
8- Gender Dimensions of Viet Nam's Macroeconomic and Structural Reform Policies, 1975-2005, L.A. Tu Packard
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