Women are key players in the economies of east and southeast Asia
Publication Date: January 1997
Publisher(s): East-West Center
Series: Asia-Pacific population & policy ; no. 44
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.