chapter  5
25 Pages

Engendering the 'economic miracle': the labour market in the Asia-Pacific

ByLucie Cheng and Ping-chun Hsuing

This chapter will summarize these discussions, focusing especially on women's labour and the strategies pursued by selected Asia-Pacific nations and the consequences of those strategies for gender equality in terms of women's access to jobs, entrepreneurship, mobility and security. We will show that while women are absorbed by global capitalism into the labour force, their reproductive roles have not diminished. Women are also resisting global capitalism in a variety of forms. We argue that only by 'engendering' the 'economic miracle' can we reach an adequate understanding of the rise of the Asia-Pacific.