This study looks at the social and economic status, family and workforce roles, and quality of life of women in the rural sectors of monsoonal and equatorial Asia, from Pakistan to Japan, where life often is characterized by unemployment, underemployment, and poverty.
Table of Contents
1. Scope and objectives 2. Approaches to the study of women 3. Status in different communities 4. Women's status in public life: indicators of advancement 5. Marriage 6. Quality of marital relationship 7. Widowhood and divorce 8. Residence after marriage 9. Number of children in the family 10. Division of labour and decision-making 11. Women as a source of family income 12. Who holds the family purse? 13. Agricultural modernization, technological innovation and female employment 14. Help for working women 15. Conclusions
Robert Orr Whyte, Pauline Whyte