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Is the situation of women in Asia improving or deteriorating?

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Title: Is the situation of women in Asia improving or deteriorating?
Authors: Mason, Karen Oppenheim
LC Subject Headings: Women - Asia
Issue Date: 1995
Publisher: Honolulu: East-West Center
Series/Report no.: Asia-Pacific population research reports ; no. 6
Abstract: Using several indicators of status, this report assesses Asian women's situation, especially in relation to men, in a variety of economic and cultural settings. Where possible, it describes changes in their situation during the last three to four decades and notes tendencies toward improvement or degradation according to a society's development level. The evidence reviewed indicates that despite economic development, a society's social and cultural traditions can have an enduring impact on women's lives. Nevertheless, in most part of Asia, women today appear to be better off than their counterparts of 20-30 years ago.

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Pages/Duration: 19 pages
ISSN: 1079-0284
Appears in Collections:Asia-Pacific Population Research Reports

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