Women, Education, and Development in Asia: Cross-National Perspectives [NOOK Book]

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This volume of twelve original essays examines the interplay between women's education and development, and if and how it has changed women's status, in selected nations in Asia.

Educational expansion in recent decades have benefitted women in Asia at least in quantitative terms. Industrialization has also created room for increased waged employment for them. However, the relative openness of these systems has not been paralleled at the cultural level. Women in Asia, which ...

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This volume of twelve original essays examines the interplay between women's education and development, and if and how it has changed women's status, in selected nations in Asia.

Educational expansion in recent decades have benefitted women in Asia at least in quantitative terms. Industrialization has also created room for increased waged employment for them. However, the relative openness of these systems has not been paralleled at the cultural level. Women in Asia, which remains largely patriarchal, are thus caught in contradictions. This volume examines how women use and compromise with opportunities and limits in education, the role of education in their economic participation, and the enhancement and tension brought to their family roles.

The volume is edited from a cross-national perspective. The chapters, each covering a nation, rest on a common framework. Each begins with a brief historical account of education fore women. It then investigates the extent women have been able to take advantage of them. What follows is an analysis of how women use their education in the labor market and in the family. Society's definition of women's roles in the family often acts to reduce the effect of schooling on women's economic participation. This interplay is further complicated by such factors as social class and/or caste, religion and ethnicity.

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Twelve original essays examine the interplay between women's education and development, looking at how it has changed women's status in selected nations in Asia. Chapters on countries including Japan, Indonesia, and Pakistan begin with a brief historical account of education for women, then investigate the extent to which women have been able to take advantage of educational opportunities, analyze how women use their education in the labor market and the family, and discuss social factors such as class, religion, and ethnicity. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

Series Editor's Foreword
Preface
Ch. 1 The People's Republic of China 3
Ch. 2 Japan 29
Ch. 3 South Korea 51
Ch. 4 Taiwan, Republic of China 65
Ch. 5 Indonesia 95
Ch. 6 Malaysia 119
Ch. 7 Singapore 143
Ch. 8 India 165
Ch. 9 Pakistan 187
Ch. 10 Sri Lanka 117
Bibliography 245
Contributors 263
Index 267
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