Lecture5 - Class5:Gender,Globalization,andLaborMarkets Market Organization 1 Summary points from Barker and

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Women Working in the Global Economy:  A Feminist Perspective Professor Yana Rodgers Women’s and Gender Studies Department Class 5: Gender, Globalization, and Labor Markets Links Between Globalization and Gender Issues in the Labor  Market
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Organization 1. Summary points from Barker and Feiner ch.6: Globalization is a Feminist Issue Names, Privilege, and Misery Women and Development Gender, Debt, and Development Factories without Borders 1. Discussion 2. Video Clip: Working Women of the World
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Names, Privilege, and Misery 1. Labels based on degrees of development e.g.: developed vs. developing, rich vs. poor continuum of income levels (World Bank) old: third world 2. Growth vs. development economic growth = rise in GDP (per capita) development: people in local country are participants in the process. 3. Most common indicator of Development: GDP/capita (or GNP/capita) 4. Why it may not be a good indicator of development 5. Other indicators: energy cons’n/capita; share of pop’n in rural areas; life expectancy; adult literacy; child mortality; prevalence of trained health professionals. Others? 1. How to achieve development: savings and investment, education, infrastructure (commerce, finance, transport); national identity; experience with self-governance; gender equality!
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Women and Development 1. Feminist economists question the claim that globalization and transnational markets will meet everyone’s social needs. Why?
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Lecture5 - Class5:Gender,Globalization,andLaborMarkets Market Organization 1 Summary points from Barker and

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