Gendered Decision-Making and Division of Labour in Cambodia and Thailand

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My paper “Gendered Decision-Making and Division of Labour in Cambodia and Thailand” is now listed as a forthcoming article at the International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology (here, scroll down a bit).

Abstract: Although agricultural households operate on the basis of the gendered division of labour, it is not clear whether a similar division of labour occurs with respect to decision-making when it comes to agricultural activities. This paper reports on three empirical studies conducted in Cambodia and Thailand with a total sample size of 520 respondents. The sample consists entirely of women, many of whom were heads of households The surveys discovered information about gender and decision-making in terms of new inputs into production (e.g. insecticides and fertilizers) and in livestock management. It was observed that different decision-making processes were followed when a woman was head of the household rather than a man and factors contributing to this result are explained. Implications and recommendations are discussed, along with the necessary limitations to the research in terms of time and space.
Keywords: agriculture, Cambodia, decision-making, rice-growing, Thailand

 

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