For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

"Factory Work and Women in Taiwan: Changes in Self-Image and Status"

by Kung, Lydia (1976)


Writers concerned with the effects of industrialization on Chinese family structure have suggested that, as women enter the labor force, their standing both inside and outside the family is raised because their wage labor contributes to household income. 1 The opportunity to earn income on a regular basis outside the home has been cited as a major factor enabling young women to refuse undesirable marriage arrangements, to resist marriage entirely, or to exercise greater authority at home. 2 These propositions do indeed …

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Taiwan, Asia, Industrialisation, Wages, Household, Housework, Domestic Labour, Gender, Gendered Labour, Family, Marriage


Women and Work

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