Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey

August 15 - 17, 2000


Sponsored by:
The International Association for Feminist Economics
Bogaziçi University Department of Economics

Events and Summary Program

Monday August 14th

12.00 pm - 4.30 pm Free time for tours

5.00 for 5.15 pm start - 8.00 pm Board Meeting

8.30 pm Board Dinner

Tuesday August 15th

8.00 am - 9.00 am Breakfast meetings: Publicity Committee and Membership Committee

8.30 am - 4.00 pm Conference Registration, Assembly Hall

9.30 am -11.00 am Conference Opening

11.00 am - 11.30 am Morning Break

11.30 am - 1.00 pm Concurrent Sessions

1.00 pm - 2.00 pm Lunch and Executive and Finance Committee meeting

2.00 pm - 3.30 pm Concurrent Sessions

3.30 pm - 4.00 pm Afternoon Break

4.00 pm - 5.30 pm Concurrent Sessions

6.30 pm - 7.00 pm Pre dinner drinks and Community Panel

'Organising Women in the Informal Economy of Turkey'

7.30 pm Official Conference Dinner (Venue TBA)

Wednesday August 16th

7.30am - 8.30am Breakfast Meetings: Pedagogy Committee & IAFFE - Europe Chapter Meeting

8.30am - 11.00am Conference Registration, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences Entrance

8.45am - 10.15am Concurrent Sessions

10.15am - 10.30am Morning Break

10.30am - 12.00am Concurrent Sessions

12.00pm - 2.00pm Members Meeting and Lunch

2.00pm - 3.30pm Concurrent Sessions

3.30pm - 4.00pm Afternoon Break

4.00pm - 5.30pm Concurrent Sessions

5.45pm - 7.00pm Walking Tour of the University environs

7:30pm - 11.00pm Dinner (venue TBA)

Thursday August 17th

7.30am - 8.30am Breakfast Meeting: International Committee

9.00am - 10.30am Concurrent Sessions

10.30am - 11.00am Morning Break

11.00am - 12.30pm Concurrent Sessions

1.00pm - 2.00pm Lunch and Close of Conference

2:00pm - Free Time - Post Conference Tours

2.00pm - 4.30pm Board Planning Meeting

5.00pm - 7.15 Associate Editors Meeting

Publishers' Exhibit and Information Desk

There will be publishers' exhibits, and an information desk in the Display Room , OFB, for the duration of the conference.


An informal Walking Tour of the nearby University surrounds is organised for August 16, 5.45 - 7.00pm. Participants of the Walking Tour will need to consult their conference package for details.

Fest Travel tours are not IAFFE sponsored events nor are they part of the official conference program. Those interested in subscribing to them independently of the conference may contact Fest at; or fax 90 212 216 10 30.

(PRELIMINARY - 6-27-00)

Day 1 Tuesday August 15th


8.30am- 4.00pm Conference Registration, Assembly Hall

8.00am - 9.00am Publicity Committee

8.00am - 9.00am Membership Committee

1.00pm - 2.00pm Executive and Finance Committee

9.30am - 11.00am Conference Opening

Official opening, music and panel discussion

1.00pm - 2.00pm Lunch

6.30pm - 8.00pm Pre Conference Dinner Event

Community Panel : Organising Women in the Informal Economy of Turkey

Moderator : Lourdes Beneria, Cornell University

Panelists: Ali Yilmaz, DISK Textile Union, Nazik Isik, State Planning Organization, Ayse Karadumantas, State Statistical Institute, Inci Bespinar, Kadikoy Municipality, Pervin Oku, Meral Kaya, Women Home-Based Workers, Nevin Il, Working Group on Women Home-Based Workers

Sponsoring agencies : Working Group on Women Home-based Workers (WG-WHW), Women in Informal Employment Globalizing Organizing (WIEGO) and The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW). The media will be invited,The panel will be simultaneously translated into Turkish and English
Nibbles and drinks will be provided

7.30pm Official Conference Dinner (Venue TBA)

Day 1 : Tuesday August 15th 11.30 - 1.00pm

Session 1A Globalisation: Growth, Trade, Finance and Gender Inequality

Moderator: Carmen Diana Deere, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Panel: Caren Grown, MacArthur Foundation, Stephanie Seguino, University of Vermont, Sule Ozler, UCLA, Maria Floro, American University and Diane Elson, University of Manchester

Session 1B Governance: Gender Mainstreaming and Citizenship

Moderator: Marianne Ferber, University of Illinois

The Canadian Experience with Gender Mainstreaming, Zeynep Karman, Policy Research Directorate

The New Right and the Citizenship Rights Legislation on Women in Turkey (1980-1991), Sultan Atilgan, Marmara University

The Most Recent Normative Changes in Social and Fiscal Policy and their Repercussions on Single Parent Families from the Perspective of the Individualisation of Rights, Paloma de Villota, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Feminist Evaluation on the Current Employment Policy of the EU with Special Reference to the National Action Plan of Austria, Karin Hirschmueller, University of Vienna

Session 1C Intersections : Reconsidering Culture: New Approaches to Gender and Households in Non-Western Contexts

Moderator: S. Charusheela, University of Hawaii

Panel: Brenda Wyss, Wheaton College, Colin Danby, University of Washington

Session 1D Methodological Issues: Feminist Ecological Economics 1 ­ Ecology, Women's Work and Redefining 'The Economy'

Moderator: Marianne Hill, Center for Policy Research and Planning

A Model of Human Economy, Hikka Peitila, Helsenki University

Mapping the Theory of Feminist Ecological Economies, Ellie Perkins, York University

Patriarchy and Maldevelopment : Humanization and the Dynamics of Culture, Entropy and the Quality of our Lives, Rayen Quiroga Martinez, Consultant, Environmental Division, Economic Comission for Latin America (ECLAC)

Rethinking economics from an ecofeminist perspective, Mary Mellor, University of Northumbria

Session 1E Work : Flexible Workers: Hidden Employers, Women and Subcontracted Work in Asia

Moderator: Radhika Balakrishnan, Marymount Manhattan College

Sustainable Development for women Subcontracted Workers in the Thai Garment Industry, Yada Praparpun, Ramkhamheang University

Subcontracted Women Workers in the Context of the Global Economy, Rosalinda Pineda Ofreneo, University of the Philippines, Joseph Y. Lim, University of the Philippines and Lourdes Gula, University of the Philippines

Subcontracted Women workers in the Garment Industry in India, Jeemol Unni, Gujarat Institute of Development Research

Radhika Balakrishnan, Marymount Manhattan College

Session 1F Gender and Economic Issues in Turkish (This session will be presented in Turkish and simultaneously translated into English)

Moderator: Ufkuk Serdarugle, Gazi University

Globalization, Impoverishment of Women and Women in the Textile Sector, Gülsen E. Çakar, Gazi University

Reflections of Regional Development Differences on Gender Discrimination in Economic Life, Gülen Elmas, Gazi University

Towards 2000, Women Workers at Data Entry Work in Turkey: Their Work and Nonwork Experience, Ilkay Savc, Ankara University

The Status of Women's Work in Post-Fordist Economies, Sule Necef, Marmara University

LUNCH: 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Day 1 : Tuesday August 15th 2.00pm - 3.30pm

Session 1A (a) Globalisation: Global Finance

Moderator: Sally Baden, Institute of Develolopment Studies

Finance and Structural Change in the European Union, Barbara MacLennan, Instituto Universitario Europeo

Global Finance and Gender, Irene van Staveren, ISS

Gender, Ethnicity and Multinational Investment in the Socially Embedded Market, Juanita Elias, University of Warwick

Session 1A(b) Globalisation: Economic Growth and the Quality of Life

Moderator:Antonella Picchio, University of Modena

Women and New Technologies: The Case of the Turkish Electronics Industry, Hacer Ansal, Istanbul Technical University

Gender Quality of Life and Growth in Asia, Stephanie Seguino, University of Vermont

Session 1B Governance: Gender Relations and Childcare

Moderator: Susan Feiner, University of Southern Maine

The Crucial Lack of Time off Work for Childcare in the Private Sector in Japan, Hiroko Shiraishi, LSE

Reforming the male breadwinner welfare system: gender relations and in-work benefits in the UK, Irene Bruegel and Anne Gray, South Bank University

To what extent fiscal policies provide incentives or disincentives to participate in the labour market? A comparison among Italy and Great Britain, Maria Laura Di Tommaso, University of Cambridge

Are Boys and Girls Treated Differently? Parental Choice of Childcare Attangements for Pre-Schools in the US, Bridget Hiedemann, Seattle University, Jutta Joesch and Elaine Rese, University of Washington

Session 1C Intersections: Economics, Culture and Class

Moderator: Hancer Ansal, Istanbul Technical University

Turkish Youth in the UK: Their Migratory Trajectories and Status Relative to the Contemporary British Society, Semra Eren-Nihjar, University of Oxford

Cultural Differences, Transaction Costs, and the Volume of Bilateral Trade, Holger Flörkemeier, Albert-Ludwigs Freiburg University

Class, Gender and Locality : Socioeconomic and Educational Inequalities in Turkey, M Ruhi Köse, Middle East Technical University

Session 1D Methodological Issues in Feminist Economics: Philosophy, Science and Values

Moderator: Drucilla Barker, Hollins University

Economics as a Gendered Social Institution, Edith Kuiper, University of Amsterdam

Confronting the Science/Value Split: Notes on Feminist Economics, Institutionalism, Pragmatism and Process Thought, Julie Nelson, Harvard Divinity School

A Methodological Puzzle ­ Norms and Ethics in Feminists Economies, Or which goes in the objective function and which is the constraint?, William Waller, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Session 1E Work: Exchange experience and discussion on home based work in Turkey by Women Home based Workers and Activists

(This session will be presented in Turkish and simultaneously translated into English)

Moderator: Sule Ozler, University of California

Panelists: Pervin Oku, Meral Kaya, Home-based Workers, Nevin Il, Working Group on Home-based Workers in Turkey, Filiz Onaran, intermediary/middle-woman

Coordinating Group/Agency: Working Group on Women Home-based Workers in Turkey

AFTERNOON BREAK: 3.30pm to 4.00pm

Day 1 : Tuesday August 15th 4.00pm - 5.30pm

Session 1A Globalisation: Globalisation Processes, Population, Fertility and Infant and Women's Social Status

Moderator: Stephanie Seguino, University of Vermont

Infant and Child Mortality: A Cross-Country Comparison, ShafqatShehzad, University of Sussex

Which of two Standardly used Measures of Human Development Best Predict Fertility Rate, Eva M Reaves, University of Michigan-Flint

Social Status of Women and the Process of Economic Development: The Case of Iran, Behrouz, Tabrizi, St. Francis College

Session 1B Governance: Constructing UNIFEM's Progress of the World's Women

Moderator: William Waller, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Panel: Radhika Balakrishnan, Marymount Manhattan College, Diane Elson, UNIFEM, Hande Keklik, UNIFEM

Session 1C Intersections: Modelling Power, Conflict and Co-operation

Moderator: Caren Grown, MacArthur Foundation

A Game Theorist's Guide to the Violence Literature, Brigitte Bechtold, Central Michigan University

Egalitarian VS Proportional Intra-Marital Sharing, Nejat Anbarci, Florida International University and E Mine Cinar, Loyola University-Chicago

Session 1D : Book Club

Moderator: Linda Lucas, Eckerd College

Discussion of Intimate Selving in Arab Families: Gender, Self and Identity (1999) by Suad Joseph, Syracuse University Press, and Gender Politics in Global Governance (1999) by Mary K Meyer and Elizabeth Prugl, editors, Rowman and Littlefield.

Panel: Jean Shackelford, Bucknell University, Ulla Grapard, Colgate University

Session 1E (a) Work: Gender Issues in Agricultural Work

Moderator: Kathleen Cloud, University of Illinois

The Subordination of Women in Vegetable Farming Systems in Samsun and Antalya, Patricia Goldey & Deniz Ediz, University of Reading, Vedat Ceyhan, University of Ondokuz Mayis and Burhan Ozkan, University of Akdeniz

Changes in the labor force wages between male and female in rural market in Mexico, Maria Antonieta Barrön, Ciudad Universitaria

Women in Agriculture in Turkey, Orhan Özçatalbas and Burhan Özkan, University of Akdeniz

Education, Work and Lives in a Semi-rural California Agricultural Community, Ellen Sander, University of California-Sacramento

Women's Participation in the Rural Labour Market, 1977-1999: A Case Study from an Indian Village, Madhura Swaminathan, Indian Statistical Institute

Session 1E (b) Work: Wages, Education and Labour Market Segmentation

Moderator: Lynn Dugan, Indiana University

Occupational segregation: The Position of Women in the North Cyprus Labor Market, Fatma Guven Lisaniler-Sevin Ugural, Eastern Mediterranean University

Hierarchical Pattern of Women's Employment in the Educational Sector in India: A case study of Punjab Agricultural University, Veena Goel, Punjab Agricultural University and Dr. Ravi K. Dhar, Pinjab Agril University-Ludhiana

Start-of-Job Training and the Gender Wage Gap, Cynthia Diane Hill, Idaho State University

Occupational Segregation by Gender in Apprenticeship Training in the US, Cihan Bilginsoy, University of Utah

Session 1F Gender and Economic Issues in Turkish

(This session will be presented in Turkish and simultaneously translated into English)

Moderator: Nurcan Ozkaplan, Ankara University

Female Identity or Identities' Emergence Process and Vocational Education in Turkey, Aynur Soydan, Istanbul University

The Third Way Thesis of British Labor Party and Women, Sevgi Yöney, Istanbul University

The Analysis of 'Roza' and 'Jujin' and the eleventh Nationalism and Feminism, Inci Ozkan, Kerestecioglu, Istanbul University

Women in the Reproduction of Popular Culture in Turkey, Hulya Tufan-Tanriover, Galatasaray University

6.30pm - 8.00pm Pre Conference Dinner Event

Community Panel : Organising Women in the Informal Economy of Turkey

Moderator : Lourdes Beneria, Cornell University

Panelists : Ali Yilmaz, DISK Textile Union, Nazik Isik, State Planning Organization, Inci Bespinar, Kadikoy Municipality, Pervin Oku and Meral Simsek, Women Home-based Workers,Nevin Il and Dilek Hattatoglu, Working Group on Women Home-based Workers (WG-WHW) Simel Esim, The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and Panel Organizer

Sponsoring agencies : Working Group on Women Home-based Workers (WG-WHW), Women in Informal Employment Globalizing Organizing (WIEGO) and The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW). The media will be invited,The panel will be simultaneously translated into Turkish and English
Nibbles and drinks will be provided

7.30pm Official Conference Dinner (Venue TBA)

Day 2 : Wednesday August 16th


8.30am - 11.00am Conference Registration, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Entrance

7.30am - 8.30am Pedagogy Committee Meeting
7:30am - 8:30am IAFFE - Europe Chapter Meeting

12.00noon - 2.00pm Lunch, Membership Business Meeting, and Celebration of IAFFE Author's

5.45pm - 7.00pm Walking Tour

5.45pm - 9.00pm Cruise (Contact Fest Travel)

7.30pm - 11.00pm Dinner (Venue TBA)

Day 2 : Wednesday August 16th 8.45am - 10.15am

Session 2A Globalisation: Feminist Perspectives on Saving, Investment, Income and Wealth

Moderator: Alexandra Bernasek, Colorado State University

Does Gender Have Any Effect on Aggregate Savings?: An Empirical Analysis, Maria Floro, American University and Stephanie Seguino, University of Vermont

A Feminist challenge to Paul A Samuelson's Overlapping Generations Model, Karin Schoenpflug and Doris A Behrens, University of Klagenfurt

A Feminist Perspective on Risk and Investment, Alexandra Bernasek, Colorado State University

Social Security from a Gendered Perspective: Same Rules, Different Outcomes, Thomas L Hungerford, Social Security Administration

The Value of Home Production in Turkey, Zehra Kasnakoglu and MeItem Dayioglu, Middle EastTechnical University

Session 2B Governance Roundtable: Gender Sensitive Budgets and Women in the Informal Economy

Moderator: Marilyn Carr, WIEGO

Panel: Marty Chen, WIEGO, Susan Himmerweilt, Open University, Simel Esim, ICRW, Dilek Hattatoglu, Working Group on Women Home-based Workers in Turkey, and Nazik Isik, State Planning Organisation (SPO), Rhonda Sharp, University of South Australia

Sponsoring Agencies: Women in Informal Employment Globalizing Organizing (WIEGO) and the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

Session 2C Intersections: Poverty Issues

Moderator: Nancy Folbre, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Low-Income as a Major Determinant of Poverty: Some Considerations from Cato Manor Informal Settlement, Durban, South Africa, Chineze Onyejekwe and Busisiwe Ngcobo, Univesity of Natal

Engenering the Poverty Question, Ebru Ustundag, York University

Social Insecurity of Women in Turkey, Tülay Arin, Istanbul University

Survey of Conditions for Working Women in the Informal Sector, Tokhtakhodjaeva Oydin, Tashkent State Economy University

Session 2D Methodological Issues: Methodological Issues in Feminist Economics: Poststructuralism and Postcolonialism

Moderator: Julie Nelson

Poststructuralism and Feminist Empiricism: New Conversations, Drucilla Barker, Hollins University

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Subjectivity, Desire and Exchange, Susan Feiner, University of Southern Maine

The Anxious Identities We Inhabit . . .Post'isms and Economic Understandings, Nitasha Kaul, Hull University

Session 2E Work: Gender and Labour Market Behaviour

Moderator: Edith Kuiper, University of Amsterdam

Double disadvantaged in the Netherlands? An econometric analysis of ethnicity and gender, Aslan Zorlu, University of Amsterdam

Gender and Technological Change, Anne D Boschini, Stockholm University

Some Observations on Female Employment Decisions in the Turkish Tourism and Textile Industries, Gülay Günlük-Senesen, Istanbul University and Semsa Özar, Bogaziçi University

The Economics of Genocide: Labor Market Segmentation, Wage Differentials and Women in Nazi Germany 1933-1945m Mary Rose Leavey, Wagner College

MORNING BREAK: 10.15am - 10.30am

Day 2 : Wednesday August 16th 10.30am - 12.00noon

Session 2A Globalisation: Trade and Gender Wage Inequality in Global Perspective

Moderator: Gunseli Berik, University of Utah

The Gender Gap in Manufacturing Wages: A Cross-Country/time Series Analysis, Hande Keklik, University of Utah

Is Deindustrialization Good for Women?, Ebru Kongar, University of Utah

Trade Expansion, Employment and Wages in Japan from A gender Perspective, Yumiko Yamamoto, University of Utah

Has Export-Orientation Engendered Growth with Equity in Taiwan?, Günseli Berik, University of Utah

Session 2B(a) Governance: Gender Perspectives on Land Rights, Intrahousehold Allocations and Productivity

Moderator: Bina Agarwal, University of Delhi

Land Titling and Land Markets: Gendered Impact in Latin America, Carmen Diana Deere, University of Massachusettes

Women's Land Rights and Labour Migration in China, Zhu Ling, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Women and Land Rights: Experiences of the Indigenous Peoples of Malaysia, Carol Yong Ooi Lin, Partners of Community Organisation (PACOS TRUST)

Women and Land in South Asia: some alternative Institutional Arrangements for Enhancing access and Control, Bina Agarwal, Institute of Economic Growth

Session 2B(b) Governance: Universal Basic Income and Citizenship

Moderator: Maria Floro, American University

Panel: Alisa McKay, Glasgow Caledonian University, Robert Cherry, CUNY, Margareta Kreimer, Institut fur Volkswirtschaftslere-University of Graz, and Prue Hyman Victoria University of Wellington

Session 2C Intersections: Economics and Sexuality

Moderator: Lee Badget, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Career and/or Family: What Choices Do College Women Have? Marianne Ferber and Carole A. Green, University of Illinois

Capitalism and Sexuality: Free to Choose, Radhika Balakrishnan, Marymount Manhattan College

Sex for Survival or Mobility? The Economics of Young Women's Sexuality in Nepal, Anju Malhotra, International Centre for Research on Women

Session 2D Methodological Issues: New Approaches to Troublesome Problems

Moderator: Lois Shaw, IWPR

Breadwinner Dad, Homemaker Mom: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Changing Gender Norm in the US 1977-1998., Lee Badgett, Pamela Davidson, Nancy Folbre and Jeanette Lim, University of Massachusetts

From Efficiency to Participation: The Potential of Participatory Methods in Research and Policy for (Feminist) Economics, Fabienne Peter, University of Basel and Harvard Centre for Population & Development Studies

Session 2E Work: Informalization of Women's Paid Labor in Turkey

Moderator: Yildiz Ecevit, Middle East Technical University

Women's Employment and the Informal Labour Markets in Turkey, Gülay Toksöz, Ankara University

Women and the Informal Sector in Turkey, Mehmet Emin Karaaslan, Bahçesehir University and Semsa Özar, Bogaziçi University

A Discussion of the Profile and Features of Home Based work in Turkey and SIS data, Dilek Hattatoglu, Group on Women Home-based Workers in Turkey

LUNCH: 12.00pm - 2.00pm

Day 2 : August 16th 2.00pm - 3.30pm

Session 2A Globalisation: Entrepreneurship

Moderator: Prue Hyman, Victoria University of Wellington

Global cities - local businesses: The Example of Turkish Speaking Business Women in London, Inge Strüder, LSE

Entrepreneurship Among Women in Turkey: A Survival Strategy or/and a Transformative Process?, Yildiz Ecevit, Middle East Technical University

The Promotion of Women Entrepreneurship for Increasing the Participation Rate of Women in Turkey, Inci Kayhan Kuzgun, Hacettepe University

Building a Healthy Global Economy by Incubating Communities, Marie Renaud and Jackie Ryan, Women's Economic and Business Solutions Society (Webs Society)

Session 2B Governance: Corporate Conduct and Social Responsibility

Moderator: Joan Smallwood, Government of British Columbia

Feminist Perspective on Corporate Accountability and Globalisation, Sally Baden, Institute of Development Studies

The Relevance of Neoclassical Paradigm to Ethics: 'Economic versus Moral Conduct', Menevis Ögüt, Dokuz Eylul University

The Employment of Rural Women in Multinational Agribusiness: Two Case Studies and Some Lessons Learned, Kathleen Cloud, University of Illinois

Session 2D Methodological Issues: Rethinking Marxist-Feminism

Moderator: Brenda Wyss, Wheaton College

Globalisation of Capital: Feminist Re-Occupations of Marx's Categories, Nancy Hartsock, University of Washington

Modernization, Globalisation and Gender: A Post-Structural Marxist-Feminist Approach, S. Charusheela, University of Hawaii

Issues of Complicity, Susan Feiner, University of Southern Maine

Session 2E(a) Work: Sex Segregation of the Labour Market

Moderator: Hilkka Pietila, Helsinki University

Now You See It, Now You Don't - Differences in the Perceived Gender Wage Gap and Their Policy Implications, Brigitte Bechtold, Central Michigan University

Gender Segregation in Turkish Institutes of Higher Education, Serap Palaz, Balikesir University

Women's Labor from the Perspective of Education: A Feminist Critique of Mainstream Economists, Fatma Gok, Bogazici University and Fuat Ercan, Marmara University

Occupational Segregation in Urban Turkey, E. Aycan Celikaksoy, Middle East Technical University

Session 2E(b) Work: Gender and Power in the Workplace

Moderator: Robert Cherry, City University of New York

Understanding the Integration of Istanbul's Peripheral Neighbourhoods into the World Market: A Disclosure of Women's Labour in the 'Secure' Places, Erguel Erguen,University of Newcastle

The Comparison between Women and Men Union Members on Union Commitment Attitude Questionnaire, Derya Sürekli, Marmara University

Women Weavers and Spinners: Preliminary Findings on a Women's Carpet Weaving Collective in Rural Turkey, Kimberly Hart, Indiana University

Gendered Labour Process, Exclusion of Women and Flexibility: A Study of Handmade Jewellery Production in NEPZ, Urvashi Soni-Sinha, University of Warwick

Session 2E (c) Work: Informalization and Flexibilization: New Forms of Women's Paid Work,

Moderator: Marty Chen, WIEGO

Economic Restructuring, Changing Employment Structures and the Precarization of Jobs, Lourdes Beneria, Cornell University

Size, Trends and productivity of Women's Work in the Informal Sector and in Old and New Forms of Informal Employment. An outlook of Recent Empirical Evidence, Jacques Charmes, University of Versailles-Saint Quentin en Yvelines

Economic Policy and Women's Work in South Africa: Overlooking Atypical Work?, Imraan Valodia, University of Natal

Some Impacts of Flexibilization on the Female Labour Market of Austria, Margareta Krimer, University of Graz

Women in Informal Employment in India, Jeemol Unni and Uma Rani, Geuyarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmedabad

Sponsoring Agencies: Women in Informal Employment Globalizing Organizing (WIEGO) and the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

AFTERNOON BREAK: 3.30pm - 4.00pm

Day 2 : August 16th 4.00pm -5.30pm

Session 2A Globalisation: The Politics and Economics of Care

Moderator: Brenda Wyss, Wheaton College

The Prisoner of Love, Nancy Folbre, University of Massechusetts-Amherst

Globalisation, care and gender, Ewa Ruminska-Zimny, Warsaw University

Reproduction Needs of Time and Work: The Example of Barcelona, Cristina Carrasco, University of Barcelona and Maribel Mayordomo, University of Barcelona

Session 2B (a) Governance: Feminist Ecological Economics - Women's Global Ecological-Economic Activism

Moderator: S. Charusheela, University of Hawaii

Outlines of an Ecofeminist Political Economy, Mary Mellor, University of Northlumbria

Fundamentals of Sustainable, Matristic, Networking Economies, Rayen Quiroga Martinez, ????

Women, Trade and Human Rights, Hilkka Pietila, Intependent Researcher, Helsinki

Case Studies from Toronto, Ellie Perkins, York University

Session 2B (b) Governance: Feminist Perspectives on the Scandinavial Welfare State

Moderator: Anita Nyberg, National Institute for Working Life

The Myrdals and the Orignis of the Scandinavial Welfare State, Ulla Grapard, Colgate University

Parents Between Work and Care - Effects of the New Home Care Allowance, Charlotte Koren, Norwegian Social Research and Tale Hellevik, Norwegian Social Research

Gender and Wage Policy in the Danish Welfare State, Sanne Udsen,

Session 2C Intersections : Care and Welfare Reform

Moderator: Irene VanStaveren, Institute of Social Studies

Norms of Caring in the Context of Changing Gender Identities: The Importance of Variety to Social Policy, Susan Himmelweit, Open University

Gender and Welfare Reform in the 'Enlightened' Democracy of the European Union, Elisabetta Addis, University of Rome

Health Sector and Reforms and Reproductive Health Rights in Zambia, Priya Nanda, Centre for Health and Gender Equity

Session 2D Methodological Issues in Teaching Roundtable: The Just in Time Syllabus. A Strategy for Feminist Pedagogy & Active Learning

Moderator: April Aerni, Nazareth College

Panel: Linda Lucas, Eckerd College, Shyamala Rayman,St. Joseph College, Jean Shackelford, Bucknell University, and April Aerni, Nazareth College

Session 2E Work: The Value of Domestic and Care Work

Moderator: Yadda Praparpun, Ramkhamheang University

The Economic Value of Unpaid Household Work, Dinah Rodriguez, Universidad, Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

The Increasing Commodification of Domestic Work in the United States, Elaine Levine, METU

If I Didn't Care: Do Women in the Caring Sector Face Wage Discrimination, Molly Scott Cato, University College of Wales-Aberystwyth

Day 3 : Thursday August 17th


7.30am- 8.30am International Committee Meeting

12.30pm - 1.30pm Lunch and conference close

1.30pm - Post Conference Tours (Contact Fest Travel)

2.00pm - 4.30pm Board Planning Meeting

5.00pm - 7.15pm Associate Editors Meeting

Day 3 : August 17th 9.00 am- 10.30 am

Session 3A Globalisation: Trade, Jobs and Gender Issues

Moderator: Brigette Bechtold, Central Michigan University

Gender Issues in International Trade, Marina Fe B. Durano, DAWN

The Effects of Imports from Developing Countries on Female and Minority Employment in U.S. Manufacturing, 1960-97, Jayne Dean, Wagner College.

Modelling the effects of trade on women, at work and at home, Marzia Fontana and Adrian Wood, IDS.

Session 3B Governance: Panel A Macro Approach to Social Wealth: Time-use surveys, Circular Flows, National Accounts and Budgets

Moderator: Espinosa Guadalupe, UNIFEM.

Gender-Sensitive Budgets, Diane Elson, UNIFEM

The Circular Flow of Social Wealth, Antonella Picchio, University of Modena

Gender, Government Budgets and National Accounting, Lourdes Urdaneta Ferran, Central Bank of Venezuela

Boundaries between Economic Activities and Domestic Work, Mercedes Pedrero, UNAM

Session 3C Intersections - Hidden Lives

Moderator: Madhura Swaminathan, Indira Gandhi Institute

The Marriage of Domestic Technology and Women in Turkey: A Story of an Unrequited Love?, Ufuk Serdaroglu, Gazi University, Nurcan Özkaplan, Gazi University, and GamizeYamze Gamze Yücesan-Özdemir, Abant Izzet Baysai University

Women's Labor Force Participation, Migration and Decision-Making in the Family. Findings of an Action-Research Field Study in Turkey, Ipek Ikkaracan, Women for Women's Human Rights

Retail on the "Dole": Parasitic Employers and Women Workers Lynn Dugan, Indiana University-Bloomington

Session 3D Methodological Issues: Texts and Metaphors

Moderator: Elisabetta Addis, University of Rome

Feminine in Approaching the Signature of Economics - An Unexplored Condition for Ethics, Tiina Vainio, University of Helsinki

Valuation, Quantification, and Metaphor - Pay Equity and the Critique of Orthodox Theory, Ann Jennings, De Pauw University

Leaving the Flesh Behind?, Belkis Ayhan Tarhan, Middle East Technical University

Session 3E Work: International Comparisons of Homebased Work:

Moderator: Simel Esim, International Center for Research on Women

The End of Apartheid and Black Women's Home-Based Enterprises in South Africa: Some Preliminary Findings from Pretoria, Mary Mothwa, University of Newcastle

Globalizing Flakes: The Home-Based production of Fake Designer Wear in Bolivia, Turkey and India, Nina Laurie, Justine Coulson, Newcastle University, UK.

Feminisation of Poverty: Women Home-based Workers in South Sumatra, Indonesia, Endah Trista Agustiana, Ohio University

MORNING BREAK: 10.30am - 11.00am

Day 3 : August 17th 11.00am - 12.30pm

Session 3A Globalisation: Feminist Perspectives on Globalisation

Moderator: Ellie Perkins, York University

What Should be the Feminist Economics in Globalisation Process?, Meryem Koray, Technical University Istanbul

Globalisation and Its Reflections on Feminist Approach, Berrin Koyuncu, Bilkent University

From Rural to Urban? Gender and Proletarization in Rural Mexico: A Case Study of the State of Tlaxcala., Socorro Barrientos, Verónica Vázquez and Emma Zapata, Colegio de Postgraduados, Mexico

Session 3B Governance: Policy Making

Moderator: Jayne Dean, Wagner College

Representing Women in International Organizations, Chin-Ming Lin, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research

Women and Policy Making. Voices from South West England, Sue Hatt, UWE

US Women and Consumerism, Nan Wiegersma, Fitchburg State College

Globalisation and Trafficking of Women. Policy Development in Canada, Mora Hammell, Status of Women Canada

Session 3C Intersections: Domestic Workers: North and South

Moderator: Meltem Dayioglu, Middle East Technical University

Gender Dimension of Migration: Female Immigrants in Turkey, Selmin Kaska, Marmara University

Life Quality of Working Women in a Squatter Housing Area , Müzeyyen Güler, Mimar Sinan University

The Irresistible Attraction of Informal Sector Jobs: The Case of Female Workers in Domestic Service, Sibel Kalaycioglu, Middle East Technical University

Paid Domestic Services - Women's Liberation?, Anita Nyberg, National Institute for Working Life

Session 3D Methodological Issues: Methodological Issues): Strategies for the Advancement of Women in the Economics Profession

Moderator: Nancy Hartsock, University of Washington

Panel: Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman, San Diego State University, and Deirdre McCloskey, University of Iowa

.Session 3E Working in a Global World: Work and Policy

Moderator: Alison Giron, UNAM

Employment and Relative Female/Male Hourly Wage in Argentina 1991-1997, Silvia Berger, Ministry of Economy, Argentina

Globalization and Social Policy:  Implications for working women, Ellen Houston, Economic Policy Institute

The Impact of Global Competition on Caribbean female employees, Daphne Jayasinghe, University of the West Indies

Mexico: Women and Full Employment, Alejandra Arroyo, Eugenia Correa, Alicia Giron and Patricia PerezLicona, Asociación de Licenciadasen Economía (ALE) and Federación Mexicana de Universitarias (FEMU)

LUNCH: 1:00pm - 2:00pm Conference Close


We gratefully acknowledge the support and resources provided by :

Bogazici University
Bucknell Univeristy
University of South Australia
International Developments Research Centre (Canada)
SIDA (Stockholm)
MacArthur Foundation (Chigaco)
WIEGO (Women in Informal Employment Globalizing Organizing)

Conference Organising Team

Rhonda Sharp
IAFFE President Conference Co-ordinator
University of South Australia
Adelaide, Australia

Semsa Ozar
Conference Co-ordinator
Bogaziçi University
Istanbul, Turkey

Jean Shackelford
IAFFE Secretary/Treasurer
Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA USA

Barbara Krohn
IAFFE Administrative Assistant
Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA USA

IAFFE International Committee, Prue Hyman, Chair, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, Gunseli Berik, University of Utah, USA, Jennifer Olmstead, USDA and Oxidental College,USA, and Elizabetta Addis, Univerisity of Rome, Italy

Generous assistance was also provided by Marianne Ferber, University of Illinois, USA