Women and Structural Adjustment

Selected Case Studies Commissioned for a Commonwealth Group of Experts

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These case studies provide much needed information from selected Commonwealth countries which have implemented various types of stabilisation and structural adjustment package with differing degrees of success. They give useful insights into the recent developments and experiences of relevance. These are brought together in the final study which carries out a comparative review, focusing on the main issues raised earlier and pointing to the gaps which remain to be filled by future research.



The Impact of Structural Adjustment on Women: The Case of Jamaica

This report on the impact on structural adjustment policies on women in Jamaica represents an exercise important not only to women's development but to an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of any country's economic policies. To assess the impact of policies on women is to assess their impact on the entire country.


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