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Women, Employment and Exclusion

Edited By Caroline Sweetman
ISBN: 9780855983642
This text compares the effectiveness of approaches in aiding poverty reduction. The provision of credit and other financial services has become seen as the answer to the problem facing poor people. It emphasizes the importance of studying the local context, and then considering macro-economic factors which may be operating upon the economy.

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  • Synopsis
    Considering various types of finance schemes, this text compares the effectiveness of various approaches in aiding poverty reduction. The provision of credit and other financial services has become increasingly seen as the answer to the problem facing poor people. Microfinance interventions have the capacity to increase incomes, contribute to individual and household security, and change social relations for the better. However, it may not be assumed, argue the authors, that they will do so and it may often be more effective in terms of poverty reduction to combine credit provision with other development activities. The book emphasizes the importance of first studying the local context, and then considering the macro-economic factors which may be operating upon the economy of a particular country. Five extended case studies
  • Table of Contents
    Editorial
    Caroline Sweetman


    The deregulated global economy: women workers and strategies of resistance
    Angela Hale


    Employment and enviromental hazard: women workers and strategies of resistance in northern Thailand
    Sally Theobald


    Women and changes in the Chilean economy: some questions
    Mary Sue Smiaroski


    Rural brewing, exclusion and development policy-making
    Michael McCall


    Premarital relationships and livelihoods in GhanaAugustine Ankomah


    Beyond 'banking for the poor': credit mechanisms and women's empowerment
    Alana Albee


    Women's groups and individual entrepreneurs: a Ugandan case study
    Helen Pickering, Ellen Kajora, George Katongole, and James Whitworth


    Interview: Lina Abu-Habib talks to Sukaynah Salameh


    Resources
    Report of a conference: World Trade is a women's issue
    Linda Shaw

    Further reading

    Organisations, campaigns, and the trade unions
    Internet sites

    Audiovisual resources.
  • Details
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    Editor Caroline Sweetman
    Number of Pages 72
    Format Paperback / softback