Trading Women's Health and Rights

Trade Liberalization and Reproductive Health in Developing Economies

Edited by Caren Grown, Elissa Braunstein, and Anju Malhotra

Trading Women's Health and Rights

Edited by Caren Grown, Elissa Braunstein, and Anju Malhotra

Distributed for Zed Books

320 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5
Paper $53.95 ISBN: 9781842777756 Published July 2006 For sale in North and South America only
Contents
PREFACE

INTRODUCTION
Reproductive Health, Trade Liberalization, and Development
Elissa Braunstein and Caren Grown

PART 1: CONCEPTUAL OVERVIEWS: DIRECT AND INDIRECT LINKAGES

Chapter I
Trade Liberalization and Reproductive Health: A Framework for Understanding the Linkages
Caren Grown
Introduction
Pathways Between Trade Liberalization and Reproductive Health
Direct Pathways: Trade Agreements and Provision of Reproductive Health Services
Indirect Pathways: Trade Liberalization, Women's Employment, and Reproductive Health
Conclusion

Chapter II
Implication of GATS for Reproductive Health Services
Debra Lipson
Introduction
International Trade and Health: A Framework for Analysis
GATS Rules and Their Application to Health Services
GATS and Reproductive Health Services in Developing Countries
Reproductive Health Issues in the WTO GATS Negotiations
Reproductive Health Advocacy in the Context of GATS Negotiations

Chapter III
Women's Work, Autonomy and Reproductive Health: The Role of Trade and Investment Liberalization
Elissa Braunstein
Introduction
Bargaining and Autonomy in the Household
Investment Liberalization and Women's Autonomy
Conclusion

PART 2: COUNTRY CASE STUDIES ON TRADE LIBERALIZATION, WOMEN'S EMPLOYMENT, AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

Chapter IV
Implications of Trade Liberalization for Working Women's Marriage: Case Studies of Bangladesh, Egypt and Vietnam
Sajeda Amin
Introduction
Country Case Studies of Trade Liberalization
Discussion

Chapter V
Trade Liberalization, Women's Migration and Reproductive Health in China
Lin Tan, Zhenzhen Zheng, and Yueping Song
Introduction
Trade Liberalization and Labor Migration
Women, Rural-Urban Migration, and the Private Sector
The Impact of Women's Migration and Employment on Their Reproductive Health in the Context of Trade Liberalization: Positive Versus Negative
Conclusion

Chapter VI
Women's Reproductive Health in Export Industries at National Borders
Catalina Denman
Introduction
Background
The Study
Conclusion

Chapter VII
Runaway Knowledge: Trade Liberalization and Reproductive Practices among Sri Lanka's Garment Factory Workers
Sandya Hewamanne
Introduction
Trade Liberalization, the FTZ, and the
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