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Women and Informal Work in China: Reflections on Two Poverty Alleviation Pilot Projects

Women and Informal Work in China: Reflections on Two Poverty Alleviation Pilot Projects This paper examines the different experiences of women in two poverty alleviation pilot projects in rural China. Differences exist due largely to unequal levels of institutional support by the agencies and local governments that design and implement antipoverty policies and projects. I suggest that institutional support is essential to women's participation in increasing the ability of the project organization to achieve collective benefits. One of these benefits is the recognition of women's contribution to community development, especially through their work in the informal sector that includes their home-based production for the market and domestic consumption. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Canadian Journal of Development Studies / Revue canadienne d'etudes du developpe Taylor & Francis

Women and Informal Work in China: Reflections on Two Poverty Alleviation Pilot Projects

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Taylor & Francis
Copyright
Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
2158-9100
eISSN
0225-5189
DOI
10.1080/02255189.2000.9669896
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Abstract

This paper examines the different experiences of women in two poverty alleviation pilot projects in rural China. Differences exist due largely to unequal levels of institutional support by the agencies and local governments that design and implement antipoverty policies and projects. I suggest that institutional support is essential to women's participation in increasing the ability of the project organization to achieve collective benefits. One of these benefits is the recognition of women's contribution to community development, especially through their work in the informal sector that includes their home-based production for the market and domestic consumption.

Journal

Canadian Journal of Development Studies / Revue canadienne d'etudes du developpeTaylor & Francis

Published: Jan 1, 2000

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