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“You are not excused from cooking”: Peasants and the gender division of labor in Pakistan

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  • A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi
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    This paper provides quantitative evidence of a gender division of labor within the households of four peasant classes living in two villages in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. The gender division of labor results in a disproportionate share of total household work being performed by women. Further, the paper demonstrates that an improvement in the economic status of households leads to increased work demands being placed upon women. The gender division of labor is an explicit function of the dominant ideology of the area. However, such dominance does not go uncontested.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Feminist Economics.

    Volume (Year): 2 (1996)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 87-105

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:femeco:v:2:y:1996:i:2:p:87-105

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    Keywords: Peasants; gender; households; Pakistan; agrarian classes;

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    1. Khan, Tasnim & Khan, Rana Ejaz Ali Khan, 2006. "Urban Informal Sector: How much Women are Struggling for Family Survival," MPRA Paper 17157, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Nitya Rao, 2006. "Women’s Right To Land, Assets, And Other Productive Resources: Its Impact On Gender Relations And Increased Productivity," Working Papers id:767, eSocialSciences.

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