Feminist Economics and the World Bank
History, Theory and Policy
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Feminist Economics and the World Bank by Edith Kuiper
Book DescriptionThe past decade has witnessed a paradigm shift at the World Bank from a focus on structural adjustment to a focus on poverty reduction. As evidenced by the Bank's 2001 report, Engendering Development: Through Rights, Resource and Voice, an increased attention to gender issues has been an important part of this process. This book brings together a range of responses from feminist economists and other social researchers on the issues raised in this report. With contributions from highly esteemed scholars such as Eudine Barriteau, Diane Elson, Gale Summerfield, and Zafiris Tzannatos, this anthology critically examines the relationships between gender, growth, development, and the World Bank by: * developing a history of the World Bank's perspectives on gender * empirically evaluating the impacts of the Banks' policies on three different regions of the world * exploring the ideological and methodological commitments of the report from a variety of feminist and interdisciplinary social science perspectives * enquiring into future directions for feminist economics research. Highlighting the importance and challenge of taking gender into account in development theory and policy, this book's complex and nuanced analyses of the social relations of gender in a global context make it an important resource for policymakers, activists and scholars alike.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415700641
(234mm x 156mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Edith Kuiper
Feminist Economics and the World Bank, Paperback (December 2005)
In this book, an international team of contributors including Diane Elson, Suzanne Bergeron and Cheryl Doss, provide an assessment of the World Bank.
Toward a Feminist Philosophy of Economics, Paperback (April 2003)
This book edited by two of the most respected figures in feminist economics is a welcome collection that charts and critically analyses how other movements have influenced the development of feminist economics as a distinct discipline.
Out of the Margin, Hardback (July 1995)» View all books by Edith Kuiper
Feminists have found much to concern them in the approach of economics to women. Out of the Margin rejects their marginalized position and looks at feminist concerns across the whole domain of economics.
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Author Biography - Edith Kuiper
Edith Kuiper is researcher at the Department of Economics & Econometrics at the Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Drucilla K. Barker is Professor of Economics & Women's Studies at Hollins University, Virginia, U.S.A.
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