Assessing women's well-being in Asia

Publication Date: January 2002

Publisher: East-West Center

Author(s): Sidney B. Westley

Research Area: Population and demographics; Social conditions

Type: Brief

Coverage: Asia


After centuries of male domination in much of Asia, women's lives are improving with economic development, social modernization, and better access to health and family planning technology. Yet many Asian women still face problems of low status at home and in the workplace.