Supporting Women's Work around the World
Ann Leonard (Ed.)
Seeds 2 documents women's economic initiatives in Ecuador, Ethiopia, India, Mozambique, Nepal, Sudan, Thailand, the United States and Zambia, through accessible case studies. It presents strategies aimed to increase women's access to land, labour and credit markets; to increase women's participation in community institutions that guide development; to provide child care, health care and other support services, and to organise women for collective action and political participation.
Feminist Press, 1995. paper; 227 pp. ISBN 1-55861-106-1 US$12.95
WOMEN AND WORK
Prepared by Susan Bullock
This book highlights the ideology and structures that limit and undervalue women's participation in the world of work, and the actions women are taking to analyse and overcome their subordination. It explores issues of credit, land ownership, division of labour, access to markets, and the informal versus formal sector.
Zed Books, 1994. paper; 160 pp. ISBN 1-85649-118-8 US$17.50
WOMEN, EMPLOYMENT AND EXCLUSION
Caroline Sweetman (Ed.)
Over the last 20 years, changes to the world economy have dramatically altered the experience of work. This collection examines these changes from a gender perspective. It explores the increase in women's participation in the paid work-force, and the implications of the deregulation of markets and 'flexible' working conditions. It notes that women in 'formal' employment are still concentrated in low-skilled jobs, while they continue to be over-represented in those 'informal' occupations which are the most precarious and offer the lowest remuneration.
This continuing exclusion of women from ways of making a livelihood that offer security and control serves to makes the 'formal' versus 'informal' dichotomy irrelevant: for poor women, the choice is often between exploitation in employment or survival on the margins. This volume provides an up-to-date understanding of the main concerns about the employment of women worldwide. List of resources; bibliography.
OXFAM, 1996. paper; 64 pp. ISBN 0-85598-364-7 US$12.95
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