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close this bookThe Impact of Economic Development on Rural Women in China (UNU, 1993, 85 pages)
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View the documentNote to the reader from the UNU
View the documentPreface
View the document1. Agricultural development and the changing status and roles of rural women in China
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Open this folder and view contents3. Analysis of the field survey findings
View the documentConclusions and suggestions for decision makers
View the documentAppendix 1. General survey form
View the documentAppendix 2. Findings from the general survey
View the documentAppendix 3. Quantitative questionnaire
View the documentAppendix 4. Life-history matrix
View the documentAppendix 4. Qualitative questionnaire
View the documentAppendix 6. Time-allocation forms

Appendix 6. Time-allocation forms

Sequential time record

Respondent___

Village___

Team___


Note-taker___

Day___

Month___

1986

Time of day(o'clock)


Hour

Minute

Activity








Summary of time allocation

Name___

Sex___

Age___

Village___

Township___

County___

Province___




Time spent


Time spent


Hours

Minutes


Hours

Minutes

Daily life



Productive activities



Eating



Farming



Dressing



Raising livestock



Sleeping



and poultry



Resting



Making handicrafts



Making beds



Working in enterprises



Washing face



Commercial activities



Taking a bath



Traveling to work



Going to toilet



Other work



Other



TOTAL



TOTAL



Leisure time



Household chores



Cultural activities



Cooking



Studying



Shopping



Listening to radio



Washing dishes and clothes



Watching television



Cleaning house and yard



Reading



Child care



Visiting relatives and neighbors



Educating children



Conversation



Caring for aged and sick



Sports



Other tasks



Other leisure activities



TOTAL



TOTAL



Statistician___
Day___ Month___ Year___

Land reforms and economic and social changes since 1949 have had substantial impact on the lives of the rural population of China. This report examines some of the effects of these changes in the lives of women in two areas of the country with different levels of economic development - focusing on their education, occupations, marriage and family relations, and attitudes and outlook - and finds evidence both of real differences over time and of the persistence of older patterns.

The research involved the collection of data from 900 women, belonging to three age cohorts with different life experiences in relation to the changing economic and social situation, together with extensive informal interviews and discussions.

The study, conducted by a team of researchers from the All-China Women's Federation, with the cooperation of local women's federation members and women in the areas surveyed and the advice and support of the UNU Household, Gender, and Age Project, will be useful to gender analysts, policy makers and researchers dealing with rural development, and sociologists/anthropologists, as well as "China watchers."

UNUP-812
ISBN-92-808-08 12-5
02800 P

The United Nations University
Tokyo, Japan