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Gender and the global economic crisis in developing countries: a framework for analysis

Elson, D (2010) 'Gender and the global economic crisis in developing countries: a framework for analysis.' Gender & Development, 18 (2). pp. 201-212. ISSN 1355-2074

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This paper sets out a framework for thinking about the gender dimensions of the economic crisis. It considers the likely impact of the crisis, as well as the responses to it, on the part of both individuals and collectivities, in three spheres of the economy: finance; production; and reproduction. It identifies the kinds of ?gender numbers? that we need; sex-disaggregated statistics of various kinds. It also argues that we need to pay attention to gender norms ? the social practices and ideas that shape the behaviour of people and institutions. The norms may be reinforced in times of crisis; but they may also start to decompose as individuals transgress norms under the pressures of crisis. In addition, there may be opportunities for the transformation of norms, through collective action to institute new, more egalitarian, social practices and ideas.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: gender; economic crisis; finance; production; reproduction
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Women
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2012 11:24
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 13:18

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