Globalization and Women’s Work
By – Dr. Ruby Ojha,Associate Professor,PG Department of Economics,SNDT Women’s University,Mumbai – 400020
In terms of economics, an aspect of globalization refers to the inexorableintegration of markets, nation - states, and technologies to a degree never witnessed before – in a way that is enabling individuals, corporations and nation-states to reach around the world farther, faster, deeper and cheaper than ever before. (Chineze J. Onyejekwe, 2004). Globalisation also means that a newinternational division of labour has emerged. Economic globalization and deepeconomic restructuring across countries have led to informalised, contractualand decentralized processes of production that have transformed labour marketsand the world of work in industrialized and developing countries.
In the process,social security and statutory protection to workers have been dismantled (Patel,Vibhuti 2007).Globalization means that the enterprises or private enterprises should be freefrom any bonds imposed by the state. There should be greater openness tointernational trade and investment. There should be no price controls and totalfreedom of movement for capital, goods and services should be there.
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Paper was presented in International Conference on
“Gender & Development in the World of Work”
organized jointly by Women Work & Health Initiative, Asia, Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai and Manana at Jhansi from25 to 27 March, 2010.