Gendered Work in Asian Cities: The New Economy And Changing by Ann Brooks

By Ann Brooks

Do the hot Asian economies inspire gender equality? Ann Brooks offers a different perception into this query via assessing the influence of the recent economic system and the altering labour marketplace on ladies in Asia. Theoretical debates round globalization, gender and social swap are mixed with empirical study on expert ladies in cosmopolitan towns: Hong Kong and Singapore. The author's examine indicates that even in such cosmopolitan towns the place ladies are likely to have a powerful virtue there's a 'new dynamic of inequality'. This makes the exam of women's labour marketplace participation and ambition in those environments very diversified to earlier study. The examine is decided opposed to the backdrop of Southeast Asia extra in general and foreign comparisons also are drawn. it will likely be of curiosity to students in sociology, economics, gender reports, enterprise stories and Asian experiences.

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The latter have more recently been associated with radical Islamist terrorist cells that pose threats to the 20 Gendered Work in Asian Cities traditionally stable economic basis of the region. The impact of the latter groups for countries like Singapore and the wider region is as yet unknown (Brooks, 2003). At the opening of the Singapore Parliament (March 2002), the President posed the dual problems of globalization and regional threats to peace from radical Islamization in the following way. On the issue of globalization he noted that other countries in the region including Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong are all pursuing the same opportunities around the development of the global knowledge economy.

12) notes this position receives support from the literature on transnational labour migration (see Ghai, 1999). 88) raises the question of what institution is going to enforce human rights in this new globalized world? ’ Sassen’s work is particularly valuable in raising both macro and micro dimensions underpinning the relationship between globalization, gender, and social change. Globalization, Gender and Labour Market Segmentation Globalization not only provides a valuable theoretical framework, but it is also provides a way of understanding the process of restructuring the global market economy.

264). Singapore, like Hong Kong has a history of waged domestic service (Wong, 1996). 47). As Wong notes by the end of the 1970s, the hitherto ready supply of domestic servants from the ranks of the working class had come to an end. In addition women were no longer withdrawing from the labour market after marriage, thus creating an additional demand for domestic labour. The employment of foreign domestic labourers in Singapore began in the 1960s, particularly from Malaysia and Indonesia. By the late 1970s, foreign domestic labour from the Philippines began to develop.

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