Harsh Choices: Chinese Women's Paid Work and Unpaid Care Responsibilities under Economic Reform

Sarah Cook, Xiao Yuan Dong

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSeen, Heard and Counted
Subtitle of host publicationRethinking Care in a Development Context
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781444361537
Publication statusPublished - 19 Mar 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • 'workshop of the world', in primary commodities
  • Care economy under strain
  • Childcare access and women's labour force
  • Economic reform and women's work
  • Harsh choices, and Chinese women's paid work
  • Limited access to social protections, pensions
  • Unpaid care responsibilities, economic reform
  • Women's role, as care giver and income earner
  • Women, faring relative to men in transition process
  • Women, in new market economy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (all)

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