Women's Work in Rural China: Change and Continuity in an Era of Reform / Edition 1

Women's Work in Rural China: Change and Continuity in an Era of Reform / Edition 1

by Tamara Jacka
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521599288

ISBN-13: 9780521599283

Pub. Date: 02/28/1997

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Since 1978, reform policies introduced in rural China have had a profound impact on women's work and gender divisions of labor. This book provides detailed information on the shifts in women's work patterns that have occurred. It explains how and why these shifts have come about, and how they relate to other aspects of women's position in society. While other

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Overview

Since 1978, reform policies introduced in rural China have had a profound impact on women's work and gender divisions of labor. This book provides detailed information on the shifts in women's work patterns that have occurred. It explains how and why these shifts have come about, and how they relate to other aspects of women's position in society. While other aspects of reform in rural China have been analyzed extensively, this is one of very few, and to date the most comprehensive, studies of the effects of reform on rural women.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521599283
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1997
Series:
Cambridge Modern China Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Theoretical concerns; 2. Historical background; 3. Post-Mao reforms; 4. The family; 5. Education and politics; 6. Domestic work; 7. Agriculture; 8. Entrpreneurs on the farm; 9. Industry; 10. Conclusion; Appendix 1: Summary of information on sample families; Appendix 2: Employment in sample township enterprises.

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