Women and employment in the third world : the implications of a Lesotho case study for development theory and practice

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dc.contributor.advisor Parpart, Jane L.
dc.creator Goebel, Allison
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:32:51Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:32:51Z
dc.date.issued 1991
dc.identifier.other HD6212.7 G63 1991
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22841
dc.description 205 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 193-205).
dc.description.abstract Feminist inquiry has supported paid employment for women as an advancement from their economic dependence on men. Recent studies have questioned this, as employment does not always bring economic independence, or other advancements in status. Mainstream development practice (the World Bank) stresses export oriented industrialization, which often employs women, and entrepreneurship for employment creation. Thus it is crucial to understand the effects of employment on women. The women employed benefit in practical ways, but their strategic, long term needs are weakly promoted. The World Bank model of entrepreneurship for Lesotho is untenable, as it does not address Lesotho's dependence on South Africa. For the advancement of women, the development of capitalist businesses, even if they employ women, is a limited strategy. New models of radical structural change are needed. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HD6212.7
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Employment -- Lesotho
dc.subject.lcsh Women in development -- Lesotho
dc.subject.lcsh Women textile workers -- Lesotho
dc.title Women and employment in the third world : the implications of a Lesotho case study for development theory and practice
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thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in International Development Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline International Development Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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