Provides new insights into labour systems associated with labour intensive export manufactures.
This collection contributes to key theoretical debates about women workers in Asia and breaks new ground by focussing on issues that have been little documented in other studies in the area. It provides new information and insights into labour systems associated with labour intensive export manufactures and state-labour relations in a comparative context. The contributors present a range of unique and varied perspectives from which they consider aspects of the increasing integration of Asian economies, exploring implications for their labour markets.
Introduction; A.Kaur Framing Women Workers: Gender-Related Socio-Demographic and Economic Indicatorsin Asia; I.Metcalfe Economic Globalisation, Trade Liberalisation and Labour-intesive Export Manufactures: An Asian Perspective; A.Kaur Female Wage Labour in Perspective; M.Falkus Women, Work and Household in Industrialising Asia; S.Sen The Global Factory: Cross-Border Production Networks and Women Workers in Asia; A.Kaur Sub-Contracting, Small-Batch Production and Home-based Women Workers; D.Wright Japanese Women and the 'Cult of Productivity'; E.K.Tipton Women Workers and Health: Semi-Conductor Industry in Singapore and Malaysia; V.Lin Labour, Industry and the State in Industrialising Asia: An Owerview; A.Kaur Women, Labour Standards and Industrial Organisation; H.Brasted