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Drucilla K. Barker & Edith Kuiper

In: The SAGE Handbook of Feminist Theory

Chapter 29: Gender, Class and Location in the Global Economy

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Gender, Class and Location in the Global Economy
Gender, class and location in the global economy
Drucilla K.Barker and EdithKuiper
Introduction

Globalization has contributed substantially to several of the most significant changes since the end of the Second World War: the feminization of labor and migration, the internationalization of finance and debt and increased income inequalities within and among nation-states. The feminization of labor refers to both the dramatic increase in women's labor force participation over most of the world and changes in the conditions of work. While globalization has resulted in an increase in the participation of women in paid labor, for many women this has meant working in low-paying and service sector jobs often without job security and benefits. When relatively affluent women enter the labor ...

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