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Women's employment in the textile manufacturing sectors of Bangladesh and Morocco / edited by Carol Miller and Jessica Vivian.

Contributor(s): Miller, Carol | Vivian, Jessica M, 1960- | United Nations Research Institute for Social Development | United Nations Development Programme.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Geneva : United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, 2002Description: xi, 264 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9290850396 (pbk.) .Subject(s): Women textile workers -- Bangladesh | Women textile workers -- Morocco | Textile industry -- Bangladesh | Textile industry -- MoroccoDDC classification: 331.4877 WOM Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Introduction / S. Razavi and J. Vivian -- Wage discrimination by gender in Morocco's urban labour force : evidence and implications for industrial and labour policy / S. Belghazi with S. Baden -- Gender and employment in Moroccan textile industries / R. Bourqia -- Gender dimensions of labour migration in Dhaka city's formal manufacturing sector /R. Afsar -- Becoming a garment worker : the mobilization of women into the garment factories of Bangladesh / N. Kibria -- Trade unions, gender issues and the ready-made garment industry of Bangladesh / S. Khan -- Female employment under export-propelled industrialization : prospects for internalizing global opportunities in the apparel sector in Bangladesh /D. Battacharya and M. Rahman.
Summary: The current emphasis on trade liberalization and economic restructuring will affect many countries that have a large female workforce in labor-intensive industries. Given the limits imposed on productivity by low-skill, labor-intensive strategies, increasing competitiveness must come in large part from technological upgrading and increasing labor productivity. The challenge in Bangladesh and Morocco, as in many other countries, is to make the transition to higher wage, higher productivity employment without substituting male workers, and more socially privileged female workers, for the existing female workforce that is drawn from lower income households. The role of public policy is going to be critical in this context.--Publisher's description.
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"This United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) book has been prepared with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)"--Prelim.

Includes bibliographical references.

Introduction / S. Razavi and J. Vivian --
Wage discrimination by gender in Morocco's urban labour force : evidence and implications for industrial and labour policy / S. Belghazi with S. Baden --
Gender and employment in Moroccan textile industries / R. Bourqia --
Gender dimensions of labour migration in Dhaka city's formal manufacturing sector /R. Afsar --
Becoming a garment worker : the mobilization of women into the garment factories of Bangladesh / N. Kibria --
Trade unions, gender issues and the ready-made garment industry of Bangladesh / S. Khan --
Female employment under export-propelled industrialization : prospects for internalizing global opportunities in the apparel sector in Bangladesh /D. Battacharya and M. Rahman.

The current emphasis on trade liberalization and economic restructuring will affect many countries that have a large female workforce in labor-intensive industries. Given the limits imposed on productivity by low-skill, labor-intensive strategies, increasing competitiveness must come in large part from technological upgrading and increasing labor productivity. The challenge in Bangladesh and Morocco, as in many other countries, is to make the transition to higher wage, higher productivity employment without substituting male workers, and more socially privileged female workers, for the existing female workforce that is drawn from lower income households. The role of public policy is going to be critical in this context.--Publisher's description.

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