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Title Democratic reform and the position of women in transitional economies / edited by Valentine M. Moghadam.

Imprint Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  305.420947 D383D    Check Shelf
Description viii, 366 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Studies in development economics.
Studies in development economics.
Note Papers based on findings of a research conference that took place at WIDER in September, 1991.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Credits Based on "Gender and Restructuring: Perestroika, the 1989 Revolutions, and Women", a conference held in Sept. 1991 at WIDER.
Contents List of Contributors -- Introduction: Gender Dynamics of Economic and Political Change: Efficiency, Equality, and Women -- 1. Women and the Politics of Transition in Central and Eastern Europe -- 2. Democratization and Women's Movements in Central and Eastern Europe: Concepts of Women's Rights -- 3. Women in East Germany: From State Socialism to Capitalist Welfare State -- 4. The Transition to Democracy in Bulgaria: Challenges and Risks for Women -- 5. Educational Attainment, the Status of Women, and the Private School Movement in Poland -- 6. Gender and Restructuring: The Impact of Perestroika and its Aftermath on Soviet Women -- 7. Changes in Gender Discourses and Policies in the Former Soviet Union -- 8. Glasnost and 'the Woman Question' in the Mirror of Public Opinion: Attitudes towards Women, Work, and the Family -- 9. Comparative Study of Women's Work Satisfaction and Work Commitment: Research Findings from Estonia, Moscow, and Scandinavia -- 10. Women's Economic Status in the Restructuring of Eastern Europe -- 11. The Changing Economic Status of Women in the Period of Transition to a Market Economy System: The Case of the Czech and Slovak Republics after 1989 -- 12. Economic Reform and Women: A General Framework with Specific Reference to Hungary -- 13. Gender Aspects of Dismantling the Command Economy in Eastern Europe: The Case of Poland -- 14. Bringing The Third World In: A Comparative Analysis of Gender and Restructuring -- Afterword -- Index.
Summary "Democratic Reform and the Position of Women explores the effects of the post-1989 developments in Eastern and Central Europe and the former Soviet Union on the social, economic, and political position of the women of these countries. It explains how the economic crisis, collapse of communism, social breakdown, and changing institutions and practices of the state have an impact upon women's roles and status." "The volume uses a combination of theoretical work on the fundamental questions of these 'gender dynamics', and empirical studies on aspects such as educational attainment, social security provisions, political representation, and level and type of employment. Several of the chapters use comparative analysis, drawing on previous research into women's position during development in the Third World, and under socialism in the years prior to 1989. Countries covered in the empirical case studies are Russia, Estonia, Poland, the Czech and Slovak republics, the former East Germany, Hungary, and Bulgaria."
"The contributors draw the conclusion that women are among the principal losers in the restructuring process, both through the rise in conservative cultures (e.g. greater religiosity and emphasis on women's reproductive role), and through the economic imperatives of competing in a market-based system. Among the findings are that women are deemed 'expensive labour', due to statutory provisions such as maternity leave, that democratization has meant the elimination of quotas for female representatives in governments, and that women's access to new training is under threat."--Jacket.
Subject Women -- Europe, Eastern -- Congresses.
Women -- Former Soviet republics -- Congresses.
Europe, Eastern -- Economic policy -- 1989- -- Congresses.
Former Soviet republics -- Economic policy -- Congresses.
Europe, Eastern -- Politics and government -- 1989- -- Congresses.
Former Soviet republics -- Politics and government -- Congresses.
Eastern Europe.
Europe de l'Est -- Politique économique -- 1989- -- Congrès.
Ex-URSS -- Politique économique -- Congrès.
Europe de l'Est -- Politique et gouvernement -- 1989- -- Congrès.
Ex-URSS -- Politique et gouvernement -- Congrès.
Economic policy. (OCoLC)fst00902025
Politics and government (OCoLC)fst01919741
Women. (OCoLC)fst01176568
Eastern Europe. (OCoLC)fst01245079
Soviet Union -- Former Soviet republics. (OCoLC)fst01262458
Economische hervormingen.
Sociale situatie.
Chronological Term Since 1989
Indexed Term Women Economic conditions
Eastern Europe
central europe
positie van de vrouw
woman's status
politieke partijen
political parties
verhoudingen tussen bevolking en staat
relations between people and state
vrouw en samenleving
woman and society
women's movement
Economics of Gender
Gender en economie
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings. (OCoLC)fst01423772
Added Author Moghadam, Valentine M., 1952-
Other Form: Online version: Democratic reform and the position of women in transitional economies. Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993 (OCoLC)654957495
ISBN 0198288204 (cloth)
9780198288206 (cloth)
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