© 1992

Women and Adjustment Policies in the Third World

  • Haleh Afshar
  • Carolyne Dennis

Part of the Women’s Studies at York/Macmillan Series book series (WSYS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. The Framework

  3. Case Studies

  4. Policies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Georgina Ashworth
      Pages 233-252
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 257-271

About this book


The Third World debt crisis, the International Monetary Fund and World Bank's adjustment policies have compelled many countries to move towards a contraction of public sector expenditure in favour of market orientated development policies. Women in general and the poorest amongst them in particular have borne a disproportionate burden of the ensuing hardships. This book addresses the shortcomings in the current gender blind analytical frameworks of governments and financial organisations and offers alternative strategies for combating recession and poverty.


Chile gender poverty women

Editors and affiliations

  • Haleh Afshar
    • 1
  • Carolyne Dennis
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PoliticsUniversity of YorkUK
  2. 2.Development and Project Planning CentreUniversity of BradfordUK

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