Economic Dimensions of Gender Inequality: A Global Perspective

Synopsis

This contributed volume explores the status of women in the economies of countries at various developmental stages. Issues covered include, first, evidence of economic and social inequality throughout the world. Second, gender inequality in many societies can be explained by inadequate investment in human capital. Third, by overlooking women's nonmarket output, countries generally overlook women's economic contributions to a nation. Finally, with economic progress women become healthier as well as better educated and trained. Part I addresses the interaction of economic development and gender inequality, while Part II discusses women in France, Mexico, Nigeria, and Turkey. Part III considers some special concerns facing women.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Stephanie Seguino
  • Joyce P. Jacobsen
  • Mahmood Yousefi
  • Janet M. Rives
  • Zehra Kasnakođflu
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1997