Gendered decision-making and division of labour in Cambodia and Thailand

Walsh, J 2015, 'Gendered decision-making and division of labour in Cambodia and Thailand', International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology, vol. 11, no. 34, pp. 209-227.


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Title Gendered decision-making and division of labour in Cambodia and Thailand
Author(s) Walsh, J
Year 2015
Journal name International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology
Volume number 11
Issue number 34
Start page 209
End page 227
Total pages 19
Publisher Inderscience Publishers
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 fertilisers) 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.
Subject Gender Specific Studies
Keyword(s) Cambodia
Decision-making
Gender
Household survey
Thailand
DOI - identifier 10.1504/IJARGE.2015.074104
Copyright notice Copyright © 2015 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
ISSN 1462-4605
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