Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Role of Elites in Economic Development$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

the late Alice H. Amsden, Alisa DiCaprio, and James A. Robinson

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199659036

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659036.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 18 September 2019

Two for the Price of One? The Contribution to Development of the New Female Elites

Two for the Price of One? The Contribution to Development of the New Female Elites

(p.120) 6 Two for the Price of One? The Contribution to Development of the New Female Elites
The Role of Elites in Economic Development

Alison Wolf

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes the very different role played by female elites in contemporary developing countries, as compared to the ‘early’ industrializing countries of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. It shows that women are far more important in business and politics in today’s developing countries than they were in developed countries at a period when the latter had equivalent, and indeed significantly higher, levels of income per capita. It outlines the way in which this greater equality is rooted in educational opportunities; and argues that both educational provision, and women’s entry into the elites, must be understood with reference to changing values and attitudes. They are not simply economically determined. Finally, the chapter underlines the way in which these features of business and politics strengthen elite families in developing economies.

Keywords:   elites, educational opportunities, women, development, families

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .