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Patriarchy and DevelopmentWomen's Positions at the End of the Twentieth Century$
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Valentine M. Moghadam

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780198290230

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290230.001.0001

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Cumulative Disadvantage? Women Industrial Workers in Malaysia and the Philippines

Cumulative Disadvantage? Women Industrial Workers in Malaysia and the Philippines

(p.269) Cumulative Disadvantage? Women Industrial Workers in Malaysia and the Philippines
Patriarchy and Development

Guy Standing

Oxford University Press

Because of the existence of divisions that are brought about by religious, demographic, and ethnic differences, some groups are subject to labour-force stratification and are thus being assigned to jobs of both low status and low payment that provide little potential for development. Reducing incidences of stratification is therefore a goal of every society since such brings about adverse effects and veers away from principles of equity. In coming up with the appropriate policies to address such problems, however, it is important not just to consider socio-cultural roots and segregation since identifying the main points of discrimination is important as well. Discriminatory hindrances are faced by women workers at various phases of their lives. Through exploring the results from the Philippines Labour Flexibility Survey and the Malaysian Labour Flexibility Survey, this chapter attempts to provide a comparative analysis about the situations faced by women workers in industrial employment in the Philippines and in Malaysia.

Keywords:   labour-force stratification, equity, discrimination, women workers, industrial employment, Philippines, Malaysia

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