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» The growth of Asia is such that it has attracted praise, including the sensational "economic miracle". And the numbers seem to tell the truth: Asia grew at an average of 6% a year between 1990 and 2015, based on data from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). But this growth has a dark secret: it was built on the backs of poor women labouring under abysmal working conditions for wages which were low by themselves, and were lower compared to men's. Women had become to multinationals a means to an end, in the words of feminist Gita Sen.
» Many Asian countries have prospered and created new wealth. However this wealth, and the prosperity and opportunities that it promises, are not being equally shared. Asian inequality has risen by as much as 18% between the mid-1990s until now.
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