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      Structural adjustment and women in Zimbabwe

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            This article is based on a research project which examines the gender specific effects of the Economic Structural Adjustment Programme (ESAP) in one low‐income settlement in Harare. Although ESAP was only initiated in 1991 and the research is still in progress, it is already clear that urban households have been extremely negatively affected by the programme, with women faring even worse than men. Current policy trends which emphasise the effectiveness of women's coping strategies over‐estimate the extent to which women can compensate for low wages, rising prices and declining employment opportunities. It is argued that existing class and gender inequalities are being further exacerbated by ESAP, a strategy for development which only serves the interests of international and national capital.

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            Journal
            crea20
            CREA
            Review of African Political Economy
            Review of African Political Economy
            0305-6244
            1740-1720
            March 1993
            : 20
            : 56
            : 11-26
            Affiliations
            a Lecturer in Social Planning , Institute of Child Health , London
            b lectured at the School of Social Work , Zimbabwefor four years
            Article
            8703982 Review of African Political Economy, Vol. 20, No. 56, March 1993, pp. 11-26
            10.1080/03056249308703982
            ac6c4e0c-eb48-46ce-8b81-3c1d7bb4081a

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            Figures: 0, Tables: 0, References: 32, Pages: 16
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            Sociology,Economic development,Political science,Labor & Demographic economics,Political economics,Africa

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            1. (ed) Poverty in the 1990s: The Responses of Urban Women , Berg/ISSC in cooperation with UNESCO , Oxford/ Paris , Forthcoming 1993 .

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