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Patriarchy and DevelopmentWomen's Positions at the End of the Twentieth Century$
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Valentine M. Moghadam

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780198290230

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290230.001.0001

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Gender Inequality and Women’s Wage Labour: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis

Gender Inequality and Women’s Wage Labour: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis

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(p.184) Gender Inequality and Women’s Wage Labour: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis
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Patriarchy and Development
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Helen I. Safa

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290230.003.0009

In a number of developing countries, specifically for those open economies in the Caribbean Basin, export-led industrialization has assumed a major role in various development strategies during the 1980s. To be able to reduce unemployment and to acquire enough resources through foreign exchange for their debt payments, many countries have resorted to participating in export-led industrialization measures. The US Agency for International Development (AID) has asserted that countries in the Caribbean and Latin American regions should utilize such measures to achieve ‘security through development’ and political stability through providing funds for training, constructing export processing zones, and exporting market information. This chapter looks into how export manufacturing has led to how economies of the Caribbean Basin have veered away from traditional exports and the impacts of such on gender subordination and women's wage labour.

Keywords:   Caribbean Basin, export manufacturing, export-led industrialization, development strategies, US AID, developing countries, gender subordination, women's wage labour

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