Description - Mortgaging Women's Lives by Pamela Sparr
This book explores the impact on Third World women of the stringent economic prescriptions of the World Bank and IMF. Introductory chapters explain in non-jargonistic terms exactly what structural adjustment is. These are followed by feminist critiques of its implications, and then a series of carefully chosen case studies examining the specific dimensions of structural adjustment in countries as diverse as Jamaica, Ghana, Nigeria, Egypt, Turkey, Sri Lanka and the Philippines.
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Author Biography - Pamela Sparr
Pamela Sparr is an economist working for the Women's Division of the United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C. The contributors are all women social scientists from the countries concerned.