Women and Work in South Asia: Regional Patterns and Perspectives, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Women and Work in South Asia

Regional Patterns and Perspectives, 1st Edition

Edited by Deipica Bagchi, Saraswati Raju


304 pages

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Women's work is central to the social and economic aspirations of the countries of South Asia. Their contribution to agriculture, industry and services is critical. However, planners and policy makers frequently ignore women's economic roles, drawing simplistic conclusions from inadequate data. Women and Work in South Asia provides a cross-cultural perspective on research on women's work in South Asia. Integrating macro and micro analysis, Asian and Western contributors analyse the inadequacies of official statistics and explore, through case studies, the cultural and socio-economic position of women at work in the region.

Table of Contents

Saraswati Raju, Deipica Bagchi, Kalpana Bardhan, Joan Mencher, Meena Acharya, Doranne Jacobson, Huma Ahmed-Ghosh, Sabine Felmy, Joke Schrijvers, Joyce Aschenbrenner

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography