lecture6 - Class6:Gender,Globalization,andLaborMarkets...

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Women Working in the Global Economy:  A Feminist Perspective Professor Yana Rodgers Women’s and Gender Studies Department Class 6: Gender, Globalization, and Labor Markets Foreign Direct Investment and Gender
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Organization 1. Summary points from Braunstein chapter. Making Policy Work for Women: Gender, Foreign Direct Investment, and Development Gender and FDI: The Empirical Research Policies for Managing FDI to Promote Growth and Gender Equality 1. Video Clip: Commanding Heights 2. Discussion
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Gender and FDI: The Empirical Research 1. EMPLOYMENT. Strong evidence that countries with sizeable FDI inflows have high shares of female employees in the labor-intensive, export-oriented assembly and manufacturing sector. Women concentrated in electronics, textiles, garments, and other light manufactured goods. Why do transnational corporations (TNC’s) hire women? Lower wages, and they are perceived as more “productive”: nimble fingers, obedience, less prone to worker unrest, suitable for tedious work, reliability, trainability. Similar reasoning applied to the “pink collar” aspects on
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2011 for the course WOMENS SST 160 taught by Professor Rodgers during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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