Gender and Development in Post-Crisis Southeast Asia

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Author(s)

  • Vivienne WEE

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDevelopment in Southeast Asia
Subtitle of host publicationReview and Prospects
EditorsRAYMOND K.H. CHAN, KWAN KWOK LEUNG, RAYMOND M.H. NGAN
PublisherAshgate Publishing
Chapter4
Pages57-82
ISBN (Electronic)9781315183916
ISBN (Print)9781138735156
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Abstract

Since the Economic Crisis began in July 1997, the East Asian 'miracle' has become the East Asian 'debacle'. The region descended suddenly and rapidly into economic chaos, out of which it has yet to emerge. As a result of the Crisis, by 1998, the GNP of Malaysia had fallen by more than 8 percent, that of Thailand by nearly 8 percent and that of Indonesia by as much as 20 percent (UNIFEM, 2000, p.32). About 20 million were added to the 30 million already below the poverty line in the affected countries. Eighteen million more people became openly unemployed in Indonesia, Thailand and Korea. Real wages fell by 10 percent in Thailand and by 40 to 60 percent in Indonesia (see World Bank, 1998).

Citation Format(s)

Gender and Development in Post-Crisis Southeast Asia. / WEE, Vivienne.
Development in Southeast Asia: Review and Prospects. ed. / RAYMOND K.H. CHAN; KWAN KWOK LEUNG; RAYMOND M.H. NGAN. Ashgate Publishing, 2002. p. 57-82.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 12 - Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review