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Women Working in the Global Economy:  A Feminist Perspective Professor Yana Rodgers Women’s and Gender Studies Department Class 9: Women and the Informalization of Work Subcontracting and Home-Based Female Workers
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Organization 1. Introductory remarks 2. Home-based workers 3. Book’s methodology and contribution 4. The push-pull framework 5. Concluding remarks
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Introductory remarks Gender Dynamics of Subcontracted Work in a Global Economy. Volume edited by Radhika Balakrishnan, the new executive  director of the Rutgers Center for Women’s Global Leadership. Frequently cited for its contribution of new insights regarding  globalization, the global production chain, and home-based  employment. Argues that globalization has involved a growing tendency of  final-goods producers to subcontract toward smaller-scale,  home-based operations.  Home-based workers are predominantly women who work for  lower pay (often on a piece-rate basis), receive few if any  fringe benefits, pay their own utility costs, and work long hours. 
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Home-based workers Subcontracting increases profit by imposing the costs for electricity  and worksite infrastructure on the worker, while also cutting workers’  wages by shifting from hourly wages to piece-rate compensation. 
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