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Article 8

Erik W. Kuiler
Independent Researcher and IT Consultant in the Washington D.C. Area
 
 
Abstract
 
The last decades of the 20th century witnessed a renewed emphasis on issues of women’s rights in the world polity. However, the growing importance of the international economy, with its attendant migratory labor and capital regimes, has increased the potential to exacerbate economic inequities and cultural differences, including those that perpetuate gender inequalities. Using Grotian political theories and post-1989 data from diverse sources, this study analyzes macro-level world polity aspects of international development, gender equality, and the potential for achieving female eudaimonia. The study posits different testable hypotheses and supports these with a multivariate cross-sectional time-series analysis of the data.