As the world has descended into an economic crisis prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, this volume feels particularly timely. Its focus is on women's labor in the aftermath of the previous global recession, launched by the 2007–8 financial crisis. As the degree of countries’ integration into the global financial market differed, this recession unfolded differently, hitting stronger economies that were more dependent on the global market.

Comprising work from twenty-six researchers, Global Women's Work offers much more than an analysis of short-term consequences of recession on women's work and employment: many contributions discuss longer-term trends in policy and activism as well. Articles investigate a plethora of crucial topics in gender and labor history: women laborers and the state, women's labor activism in international organizations, labor and migration, and the interrelation between conservative traditionalism in family policies and marginalization of women in the labor market.

Overall, this volume offers a well-rounded...

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