ERIC Number: ED261942
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Women in Industry: North-South Connections. A Study by the North-South Institute.
Udokang, Patricia, Ed.
Trends concerning women working in industry are discussed. Although women make up a majority of the workforce in most manufacturing industries in both developed and developing nations, they have little say or consideration in the decisions that affect their lives. Following a brief introduction in chapter 1, the second chapter, "The Rise of Third World Manufacturing," discusses export-oriented policies, the role of transnational corporations, and Northern markets and the threat of protectionism. "Women in Third World Industries" is the focus of the third chapter. The electronics industry and the textile and clothing industries are emphasized. Chapter 4, "Canadian Linkages: Women in the Vulnerable Industries," examines how import competition from developing countries is affecting Canadian women working in the garment industry. The Canadian adjustment policy is discussed. The fifth chapter, "Labour Conditions Abroad and Canadian Responses," discusses how Canadian workers are losing their jobs to unfair competition from developing countries in which workers are exploited. Mechanisms for improving labor conditions are examined. Chapter 6 consists of a conclusion to the report. A bibliography is provided. (RM)
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Employed Women, Global Approach, Industry, Labor Conditions, Labor Needs, Labor Problems, Participative Decision Making, Public Policy, Resource Materials, Sex Discrimination, Work Environment
The North-South Institute, 185 Rideau St., Ottawa, Canada K1N 5X8. In English or French ($8.50).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North-South Inst., Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada