Globalization and Gender Inequalities

  • Vic George
  • Paul Wilding


The effects of globalization on women are mixed: they can be positive and negative, direct and indirect. It is a matter of fine judgement, laced with a touch of ideology, as to whether or not the evidence points, on balance, towards a positive rather than a negative influence. Although no contemporary society treats its women as well as its men, gender inequalities are less severe today than they were half a century ago. There are many reasons for this improvement; globalization is just one of them.


Labour Market Gender Equality Gender Inequality Gender Ideology Earning Differential 
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Further Reading

  1. Marchand, M.H. and Parpart, J. (eds) (1995) Feminism, Postmodernism and Development (London, Routledge).Google Scholar
  2. Peterson, V.S and Runyan, A.S. (1999) Global Gender Issues, 2nd edn (Boulder, CO, Westview Press).Google Scholar
  3. Yuval-Davis, N. and Werbner, P. (eds) (1999) Women, Citizenship and Difference (London, Zed Books).Google Scholar

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© Vic George and Paul Wilding 2002

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  • Vic George
  • Paul Wilding

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