Type of Thesis
Dr. Robert Wyrod
Dr. Jennifer Fluri
Dr. Lucy Chester
This thesis examines the economic, social, and cultural conditions of single women in Japan and Colombia as a medium for understanding how globalization impacts gender inequality around the world. The rise of single women around the world elicits questions about the changing nature of gender roles and how global economic policies impact the lives of women. The research finds that while large differences exist between the situation of single women in the Global North and South, by remaining single, women are afforded more bargaining power to renegotiate their place within oppressive systems. The rise in single women around the globe is an important indicator of changing global processes such as globalization.
Heins, Maya, "Going Solo: A Qualitative Comparison of Single Women in Japan and Colombia" (2017). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 1361.