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Unformatted text preview: as the Gender Empowerment Measure (GEM), and more gender-aware theories such as the capabilities approach. Feminist economics ultimately seeks to produce a more gender inclusive economics. “pink- collar medicine” The rising number and proportion of women in medicine has implications for patient care as well as for the health care delivery system as a whole. Women physicians tend to establish more reciprocal relationships with patients, and are more likely to listen to psycho-social problems than their male colleagues. Other gender-based differences are evident in the practice settings and sites chosen by the two sexes. Women cluster in certain specialties, and are more likely to locate in urban areas and have salaried practices. They also work fewer hours and have lower incomes than their male counterparts. These differences have created heirarchical distinctions within the medical profession. This in turn suggests the possibility of the creation of a "pink collar" medicine. The “stained- glass ceiling” 5 Women in religious orders Still tremendous limitations based on gender (clergy, minister, etc.) Globalization Free trade zones Feminization of labor Flexibility Commodity chain Activism World Banks SAPs Structural Adjustment Policies (SAPs): Disproportional impact on women of borrowing nations Social services and health care decrease Gov’t subsidies for food and other basics decrease Drop in women’s wages Devaluing of local currency Feminization of migration Increasing number of women who, because of low- wage and dangerous work in their own countries end up migrating to other nations in search of employment Women workers send “remittances” back to family Global economy refers to the economy, which is based on economies of all of the world's countries, national economies. Also global economy can be seen as the economy of global society and national economies – as economies of local societies, making the global one. It can be evaluated in various kind of ways. Neocolonialism ongoing relations based on colonial past Free- trade zones Few regulations Few protections Highly profitable for corporations Worker resistance: labor disputes & political conflicts Devaluation of women workers 6 Across the labor force, women tend to be located in jobs that are the most devalued, causing some to wonder if the very fact that the jobs are held by women is what devalues the jobs. Feminist Commodity chain analysis Commodity feminism refers to the way feminist ideas and icons are appropriated for commercial purposes, emptied of their political significance and offered back to the public in a commodified form – usually in advertising Transnational sex trade industry It examines the scope of the problem, the factors that create a climate ripe for...
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2014 for the course GWSS 200 taught by Professor Aanerdu during the Fall '12 term at University of Washington.

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