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Institutions and gender empowerment in the global economy

Author: K C Roy; H C Blomqvist; Cal Clark
Publisher: Singapore : World Scientific, ©2008.
Series: World Scientific studies in international economics, v. 5.
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Since women account for almost 50 percent of the world's population, the sustainability of development of the global economy can be greatly impaired if the state authorities in individual countries pay less attention to the improvement in the socio-economic status of women relative to men. Improvement in socio-economic status which facilitates empowerment of individuals is greatly dependent on conducive informal  Read more...
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Institutions and gender empowerment in the global economy.
Singapore : World Scientific, ©2008
(DLC) 2007048501
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: K C Roy; H C Blomqvist; Cal Clark
ISBN: 9812798080 9789812798084
OCLC Number: 316004929
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 309 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Preface --
Foreword --
Institutional Affiliations of Contributors --
List of Tables --
List of Figures --
Chapter 1. Development and Gender Empowerment: Conceptual and Theoretical Issues Kartik C. Roy, Hans C. Blomqvist and Cal Clark --
1. Introduction --
2. Development --
3. The Views of Young Marx on Development --
4. Gandhi's Ideas on Development --
5. Background to Understanding Sen's Development Philosophy --
6. Sen's Concept of Development --
7. The Link Between Young Marx, Gandhi, and Sen --
8. Institutional Implications of Sen's Theory of Development --
9. Sen's Theory of Exchange Entitlement, Endowment, and Poverty --
10. The Essence of the Theory --
11. Decomposition of the Theory of Exchange Entitlement --
12. Poverty and Gender Empowerment --
References --
Chapter 2. Dimensions of Poverty and Discrimination Against Women Kartik C. Roy, Hans C. Blomqvist and Cal Clark --
1. Introduction --
2. Access and Returns to Markets --
3. To Cope with Vulnerability --
4. Gender Empowerment: Discrimination Against Women --
5. Dowry and Women's Bargaining Power --
6. Theories of Household Economy --
7. The Institution of Marriage --
8. The Institution of Dowry --
9. Reasons for Dowry-Giving --
10. Women's Reproductive Decision --
11. Education, Health, and Employment --
11.1. Education --
11.2. Health --
11.3. Employment --
11.4. Vulnerability of female labor --
12. Ownership of Property --
13. Technological Development, Transfer, and Adoption --
14. Violence Against Women --
14.1. Powerlessness, voicelessness, helplessness, and peacelessness --
14.2. Physical violence against women --
15. Women's Participation in Political Governance --
References --
Chapter 3. Can the State and its Institutions Facilitate Gender Empowerment? Kartik C. Roy, Hans C. Blomqvist and Cal Clark --
1. Introduction --
2. The State and its Institutions. 3. The Role of The State as the Formidable Institution --
4. The Demise of the Neo-Classical State --
5. The New Institutional Economics and Gender Empowerment --
6. Corruption Perception Index (CPI) and Institutional Non-Compliance Score (INCS) --
7. Deprivation Scores --
8. Enforcer of Gender Discrimination: Patriarch or Matriarch --
8.1. Within the household --
8.2. Outside the Household --
References --
Chapter 4. Institutions and Gender Empowerment in India Kartik C. Roy --
1. Introduction --
2. Property Rights, Economic Freedom, and Empowerment --
2.1. Women's socio-economic status and land rights: Historical perspective --
2.2. Issue of land rights in post-independence India --
2.3. Women and the current state of inheritance rights --
2.4. Women in the total population in need of land rights --
2.5. Granting land ownership to landless women: Ground realities --
3. Women's Employment and Income --
3.1. Other aspects of women's employment status --
3.2. Income and assets in household bargaining --
4. Dowry, Assets, and Violence against Women --
4.1. Dowry-related torture and murder --
4.2. Infanticide, abortion, and missing women --
4.3. Vulnerability to other risks --
5. Gender-related Development Indicators and Deprivation Scores forWomen --
6. The Constitution, Law, and the Indian State --
6.1. Laws affecting women's property rights --
6.2. Laws relating to the prohibition of dowry --
7. Recent State Actions for Women's Empowerment --
8. Population Policy and Women's Health --
9. Piecemeal Approach to Women's Empowerment --
9.1. Important variables in women's empowerment --
10. The Failure of the State in Empowering Women --
11. Recommendations and Conclusion --
References --
Chapter 5. Gender, Institutions, and Empowerment: Lessons from China Jude Howell --
1. Introduction --
2. Overview of Women's Status in China. 3. State Institutions and Women's Empowerment --
5. Conclusion --
References --
Chapter 6. Institutions and Gender Empowerment in Taiwan Cal Clark and Janet Clark --
1. Introduction --
2. The Conflicting Dynamics of Development for the Empowerment of Women --
3. Women and Development in Taiwan: Fairly Good General Outcomes --
4. The Impact of Social and Cultural Institutions on Women's Empowerment in Taiwan --
5. The Impact of Political Institutions on Women's Empowerment in Taiwan --
6. Institutions and Women's Empowerment in Taiwan --
References --
Chapter 7. Institutions and Women's Empowerment in Kenya Tabitha W. Kiriti-Nganga --
1. Introduction --
2. Women's Contribution to Kenya's Economic and Social Development --
3. To Cope with Vulnerability --
4. Gender Empowerment: Discrimination against Women in Kenya --
4.1. Second-class citizens --
4.2. Citizenship --
5. Women's Bargaining Power in the Household Economy --
6. The Institution of Marriage and Dowry --
7. Women's Reproductive Decision --
8. Education, Health, and Employment --
8.1. Education --
8.2. Health --
8.3. Employment --
9. Ownership of Property --
10. Technological Development, Transfer, and Adoption --
11. Violence Against Women --
12. Women's Participation in Political Governance --
13. The Demise of Neoclassical State and Women's Empowerment --
13.1. The new institutional economics and gender empowerment --
14. Institutional Non-Compliance and Women's Deprivation Scores --
15. Policies and Programs forWomen Empowerment in Kenya --
16. Summary, Conclusions, and Policy Recommendations --
References --
Chapter 8. Institutions and Gender Empowerment in the Global Economy: The Peruvian Case, 1990-2005 Patricia Fuertes Medina --
1. Introduction --
2. Analytical Framework: Empowerment and Institutions in the Global Economy --
2.1. Empowerment and institutions in development. 2.2. Global economy, gender, and labor markets --
2.3. Regional trends and patterns of the feminization of labor --
2.3.1. Precarious and exploitative versus decent work --
2.3.2. Feminization of flexible and informal labor --
3. The Status of Women in Peru --
3.1. Country profile --
3.1.1. Diverse and unequal --
3.1.1.1. Formal and informal Peru --
3.1.1.2. Urban and rural differentiation --
3.1.1.3. Indigenous and non-indigenous Peruvians --
3.2. Institutional changes in Peru, 1990-2005 --
3.3. Women in Peru --
3.3.1. Status of Peruvian women --
3.3.2. Gender and market liberalization --
3.3.3. A differentiated process of women's empowerment --
3.3.4. Decision-making at the household level --
3.3.5. Countertrends --
4. Labor Markets and Peruvian Women --
4.1. MSES and the service sector --
4.2. Qualifications, education and working categories --
4.3. Gender and labor status: How decent is work? --
4.4. Labor, Gender, and Ethnic Gaps --
5. Conclusions and Outlook --
References --
Chapter 9. Institutions and Gender Empowerment in the Fiji Islands Biman C. Prasad and Nalini Lata --
1. Introduction --
2. Political and Economic Status of Women in Fiji --
3. Institutions, Government Policies, and Programs --
3.1. Legislative development --
4. Concluding Comments and Recommendations --
References --
Chapter 10. Gender Empowerment and the Status of Women in Great Britain Rene P. McEldowney --
1. Introduction --
2. The Conflicting Dynamics of Demographic Change --
3. Women and Education in Great Britain: Exceeding Expectations --
4. The Economic Status of British Women: Unrealized Potential --
5. Gender and Power: The Political Status of British Women --
6. The Status of Women in Great Britain --
References --
Chapter 11. Institutions and Women's Empowerment in the United States Cal Clark and Janet Clark --
1. Introduction.
Series Title: World Scientific studies in international economics, v. 5.
Responsibility: editors, Kartik Roy, Hans Blomqvist, Cal Clark.

Abstract:

Since women account for almost 50 percent of the world's population, the sustainability of development of the global economy can be greatly impaired if the state authorities in individual countries pay less attention to the improvement in the socio-economic status of women relative to men. Improvement in socio-economic status which facilitates empowerment of individuals is greatly dependent on conducive informal institutions and state institutions. This book is the first of its kind to critically examine the role of these institutions in women's empowerment in five continents in the world. The analysis of the role of institutions in individual countries is underpinned by a robust theoretical background presented in the first three chapters. The chapters on individual countries also include a section dealing with recommendations for changes in state policies affecting women's empowerment.

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