Culture and Globalization
Mary Arends Kuenning, Associate Professor of Agriculture and Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, covers three hot-button global studies topics: globalization, population control and the impact of immigration on health care and labor.
For more Center for Global Studies resources on this topic, see the Language and Culture Research Cluster.
Part 1 discusses the economic definition of and effects of globalization, using the specific examples of how globalization affected change in Bangladesh.
Part 2 discusses population growth issues using specific examples of the efforts to stabilize the population in Bangladesh and the additional complications that extend from population problems.
Part 3 discusses the impact of immigration on health care and labor and the idea of “brain drain” using the example of foreign nurses working in the US, Canada and western Europe.
For additional resources, see the following readings:
- Arends-Kuenning, Mary, and Sajeda Amin. The Effects of Schooling Incentive Programs on Household Resource Allocation in Bangladesh. New York: The Population Council, 2000.
- Kapur, Devesh, and John McHale. Give Us Your Best and Brightest : The Global Hunt for Talent and its Impact on the Developing World. Washington, D.C.: Center for Global Development, 2005.
- Arends-Kuenning, Mary. "The Balance of Care: Trends in the Wages and Employment of Immigrant Nurses in the US between 1990 and 2000." Globalizations 3.3 (2006): 333-48.
- Arends-Kuenning, Mary, and Mian Bazle Hossain. "The Effects of Family Planning Workers' Contact on Fertility Preferences: Evidence from Bangladesh." Studies in Family Planning 30.3 (1999): 183.
- "Population Council: Research That Makes a Difference."