The Gender Dimension of Globalization : A Survey of the Literature with a Focus on Latin America and the Caribbean


Thorin, Maria. 2001. The Gender Dimension of Globalization : A Survey of the Literature with a Focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. Santiago, Chile: Naciones Unidas, CEPAL/ECLAC, Division of International Trade and Integration.

Author: Maria Thorin


This paper presents a critical survey of the literature on economic globalization and gender with a specific focus on Latin America and Caribbean studies. The objectives of the survey are twofold: i.) to uncover the gender dimension of the economic globalization process ; and ii.) to summarize major findings as well as the conceptual and methodological problems in the assessment of various authors of the impacts of different aspects of economic globalization on women's well-being and status. The review includes topics such as the concept of globalization; gender employment-creating and employment-displacing effects of globalization (CEPAL/ECLAC).

Keywords: economic globalization, displacement

Topics: Displacement & Migration, Economies, Gender, Women, Globalization, Livelihoods Regions: Americas

Year: 2001

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