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Democratic reform and the position of women in transitional economies

Author: Valentine M Moghadam
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
Series: WIDER studies in development economics
Edition/Format:   Book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume of papers explores the effect of the political and economic transition in Eastern European countries on the social and economic position of women. It concludes that women suffer through  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
Congresses
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Democratic reform and the position of women in transitional economies.
Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
(OCoLC)654957495
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Valentine M Moghadam
ISBN: 0198288204 9780198288206
OCLC Number: 29030725
Notes: Papers based on findings of a research conference that took place at WIDER in September, 1991.
Credits: Based on "Gender and Restructuring: Perestroika, the 1989 Revolutions, and Women", a conference held in Sept. 1991 at WIDER.
Description: viii, 366 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction - gender dynamics of economic and political change - efficiency, equality, and women. Part 1: democratization and women in Central and Eastern Europe women and the politics of transition in Central and Eastern Europe; democratization and women's movements in Central and Eastern Europe - concepts of women's rights; women in East Germany - from state socialism to capitalist welfare state; the transition to democracy in Bulgaria - challenges and risks for women; educational attainment, the status of women, and the private school movement in Poland. Part 2 Perestroika and women in the Soviet Union gender and resructuring - the impact of perestroika on Soviet women; changes in gender discourses and policies in the former Soviet Union; glasnost and the woman question in the mirror of public opinion - attitudes towards women, work and the family; comparative study of women's work satisfaction and work commitment - research findings from Estonia, Moscow and Scandinavia. Part 3 Economic reform and women's employment: women's economic status in the restructuring of Eastern Europe; the changing economic status of women in the period of transition to a market economy system - the case of Czech and Slovak Republics after 1989; economic reform and women.
Series Title: WIDER studies in development economics
Responsibility: edited by Valentine M. Moghadam.
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"Must reading for anyone interested in understanding the male character of the transition process and the importance of gender as a political concept."--American Political Science Review

 
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