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Women are key players in the economies of east and southeast Asia

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Publication Date: January 1997

Publisher(s): East-West Center

Author(s): Sidney B. Westley; Andrew Mason

Series: Asia-Pacific population & policy ; no. 44

Topic: Economics (Economic policy, planning, and development)
Population and demographics (Women)
Social conditions (Social status)

Type: Brief

Coverage: Asia

Abstract:

As gender differences in economic activity have diminished, Asian women have played an increasingly important role in economic growth. An international study of six East and Southeast Asian economies sheds light on women's changing marriage and childbearing patterns, educational attainment, and labor-force participation over the past 40 years.