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Women’s Empowerment in East Asia: Taiwan and People’s Republic of China during Economic Transition

Student: Veronika Morozova

Supervisor: Mikhail Karpov

Faculty: Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs

Educational Programme: Socioeconomic and Political Development of Modern Asia (Master)

Year of Graduation: 2020

Ensuring women’s participation in society and the economy through equal opportunities, choice and access to resources increases the potential for sustainable economic growth and social development. It is essential to protect and enable women’s rights both to achieve gender equality and to achieve a wide range of international development objectives. Women’s empowerment has many positive effects such as the reduction of poverty, increased economic growth, social well-being and support for sustainable development. The main goal of this research is to study the current socio-economic status of women in China and Taiwan, to examine their changes during economic transformation, and to identify interdependence between women’s empowerment and economic growth.

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