Export-Oriented Policies, Women's Work Burden and Human Development in Mauritius*

  title={Export-Oriented Policies, Women's Work Burden and Human Development in Mauritius*},
  author={Myriam Blin},
  journal={Journal of Southern African Studies},
  pages={239 - 253}
  • M. Blin
  • Published 1 February 2006
  • Economics, Sociology
  • Journal of Southern African Studies
This article attempts to understand how the feminisation of the labour force triggered by export-oriented policies has affected women's work burden in Mauritius. The article explores factors influencing women's labour supply (measured as hours worked in the productive economy) and women's hours of housework, and it further analyses how work burden experiences vary between women of different social backgrounds. The analysis is based on the use of mixed methods consisting of a quantitative survey… 

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