This study looks at the social and economic status, family and workforce roles, and quality of life of women in the rural sectors of monsoonal and equatorial Asia, from Pakistan to Japan, where life often is characterized by unemployment, underemployment, and poverty.

chapter 1|4 pages

Scope and Objectives

chapter 2|11 pages

Approaches to the Study of Women

chapter 3|24 pages

Status in Different Communities

chapter 5|14 pages


chapter 6|7 pages

Quality of Marital Relationship

chapter 7|20 pages

Widowhood and Divorce

chapter 8|6 pages

Residence After Marriage

chapter 9|17 pages

Number of Children in the Family

chapter 10|27 pages

Division of Labour and Decision-Making

chapter 11|19 pages

Women as a Source of Family Income

chapter 12|3 pages

Who Holds the Family Purse?

chapter 14|9 pages

Help for Working Women

chapter 15|17 pages