Engendering Wealth and Well-Being

Engendering Wealth and Well-Being. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1995.
Edited by Rae Lesser Blumberg, Cathy A. Rakowski, Irene Tinker, and Michael Monteon

The dual goals of this volume are to analyze the gendered nature of economic transformation and to promote the understanding of this phenomenon in a cross-regional perspective, comparing trends in Latin America with developments in other world regions. All the chapters illustrate the ways in which economically empowered women engender wealth and well-being that radiate far beyond their own families.

"This book discusses important issues focusing on the gendered dimensions of economic transformation, restructuring, and social change. It represents a very significant addition to our understanding of gender and global change."
--Lourdes Beneria, Cornell University

"EnGENDERing Wealth and Well-Being is a comprehensive and important analysis of the linkages among gender, wealth, and global restructuring. Drawing on case studies from Asia, Africa, and Latin America, this volume documents the gendered character of economic development, survival, well-being, and empowerment. It leaves no doubt about the potential benefits that flow when women (as well as men) are empowered by control over wealth, education, and resources."
--Jane L. Parpart, Dalhousie University

"The editors have woven what they aptly describe as a 'richly textured tapestry' depicting the linkages between macroeconomic change and gender relations in a variety of contexts and in comparative cross-cultural perspective. This book is, however, decidedly not a collection of disparate articles purporting to follow a common thematic approach. The editors have imposed a conceptual framework that sets new boundaries for the study of gender."
--Elsa M. Chane, University of Iowa