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State and Subordination of Women

Padmini Swaminathan This paper examines the way in which the state contributes to women's subordination. The review of the nature of policies affecting various aspects of women's lives lays bare the mechanism by which policies reproduce sexual divisions, the way in which the issue of equality for women has been defined by policy-makers and the effect of measures designed to achieve greater equality between the sexes.

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