“You are not excused from cooking”: Peasants and the gender division of labor in Pakistan
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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Volume (Year): 2 (1996)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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