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dc.contributor.authorKanji, Nazneen*
dc.contributor.editorEade, Deborahen
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T09:52:38Zen
dc.date.available2011-05-24T09:52:38Zen
dc.date.issued2002-05-01en
dc.identifier.issn0961-4524en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09614520220127667en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/130538en
dc.descriptionThis paper is based on a small micro-level study carried out to assess the impact of recent socio-economic changes in Tajikistan on the livelihoods and well-being of women in Gorno-Badakhshan. It examines the recent involvement of women in trading and informal economic activity with a focus on the trade-offs that women have faced as a result. It argues that the shift towards a market economy in a depressed economic environment has resulted in increasing socio-economic differentiation, insecure livelihoods, and declining social capital. Women's involvement in trading, along with the withdrawal of the state from basic social services, has increased women's workload. Women's participation in the political sphere is declining from an already low base. Increasing material poverty and multiple roles and responsibilities have made it difficult for women to take up opportunities for public participation, even at a local level. The article concludes that there are structural barriers to reducing poverty in Gorno-Badakhshan and raises questions about the possibilities for disadvantaged groups and regions to benefit from a strongly market-based development paradigm.en
dc.format.extent15en
dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/trading-and-trade-offs-womens-livelihoods-in-gorno-badakhshan-tajikistan-130538
dc.subjectApproach and methodology
dc.subjectGender
dc.subjectTrade
dc.titleTrading and trade-offs: women's livelihoods in Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistanen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9213en
dc.identifier.journalDevelopment in Practiceen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.countryTajikistanen
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment methods
prism.number2en
prism.volume12en
dc.year.issuedate2002en
dc.year.issuedate2002en


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