|The Impact of Economic Development on Rural Women in China (UNU, 1993, 85 pages)|
Analysis of the impact of macro-events on women and the role of women in determining changes in the household is important for a better understanding of society. In conducting such an analysis, the adoption of a life-course approach, both retrospectively and perspectively, is particularly useful as a way to identify changing relationships among individuals within the same household and the long-term implications that these changes have for the structure of society.
On this basis, the Household, Gender, and Age Project of the United Nations University conducted a series of case studies in Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Kenya, China, and Sri Lanka between 1983 and 1988. After introducing the context and objectives of the project in China and describing its research activities and the methodology adopted, this volume presents a synthesis of the research results.