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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
Open this folder and view contents2. The research project
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

Note to the reader from the UNU

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.