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Inequality in Capabilities Between Men and Women in Mexico

Margarita M. Valdés

in Women, Culture, and Development

Published in print November 1995 | ISBN: 9780198289647
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596698 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198289642.003.0019

Series: WIDER Studies in Development Economics

 Inequality in Capabilities Between Men and Women in Mexico

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Valdés analyses the situation of women's inequality in Mexico, identifying traditional obstacles to women's full access to constitutionally guaranteed equality of opportunity. Making subtle comparisons between the Mexican situation and the situation in India, Valdés argues that traditional Mexican conceptions of the family afford more advantages than Indian conceptions do to women who seek equal participation in the labour force.

Keywords: employment; Mexico; poverty; primary goods; rights

Chapter.  3481 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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