The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Women Workers in Thailand

The global financial crisis, which was triggered in 2008 by the effects of the earlier bursting of the United States housing bubble, has had a considerable impact on Thailand because of its export orientation and reliance on external demand. The poor have been the group most severely affected by the economic downturn, as is always the case. In the Southeast Asian region, including in Thailand, women have been among the most vulnerable and are likely to have been disproportionately affected by the crisis.
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