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Women - 1. Maquilas/EPZs 2. Informal economy expansion 3....

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Women Modernization Theory 1. Improvement in women’s situation with economic development—this is DC experience since mid-1900s 2. Women’s situation is better in DCs than in LDCs 3. But: is the experience for women in LDCs following path in DCs? This is our concern DC Experience in the Latter 20 th Century 1. Economic—jobs, earnings 2. Political—electoral, office-holding LDC: Historical Experience Has Women’s situation improved? 1. Pre-colonial 2. 3. Import-substitution a. Manufacturing b.
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Unformatted text preview: 1. Maquilas/EPZs 2. Informal economy expansion 3. Sex tourism & “trafficking in women”—way to emigrate, deception, impoverished, DC demand 4. Ongoing Feminization of poverty, including health inequality 5. Professions—middle/upper class option 6. Female immigration—why? What do they do abroad? Impact on children/families Why Gender Inequality Persists? 1. Economic? Employer & bank discrimination 2. Culture? religion, values, socialization, unequal access to schooling 3. Social relations—patriarchy, prejudice 4. Politics...
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