Date of Final Oral Examination (Defense)
Type of Culminating Activity
Master of Arts in Political Science
Ross Burkhart, Ph.D.
Julie VanDusky-Allen, Ph.D.
Isaac Castellano, Ph.D.
Countries have been able to exchange goods and services as well as intellectual property. However, they have not addressed how these changes affect those that are considered a vulnerable population, women. The feminization of poverty is a real problem in our globalized society, where women form 70% of the world’s poor. This paper investigates globalization’s impact on women empowerment by focusing on maternal mortality and female primary education in eighty-seven developing countries. The literature suggests that an increase of globalization leads to a decrease in maternal death and to an increase in female primary education. The pooled data set was subject to a regression analysis, controlling for democracy, equality, and GDP per capita. The results demonstrate a strong negative correlation between globalization and mother mortality rates. In addition, there is a positive correlation between globalization and primary education for females demonstrating that globalization improves the lives of females in the developing world.
Carrillo Terriquez, Magaly Denisse, "Globalization: A Blessing or a Curse for Women in Developing Countries" (2020). Boise State University Theses and Dissertations. 1682.