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Economics: Agricultural Labor: Iran
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According to the census data (1966–96) the share of women in full or part time labor in agriculture is roughly 10 percent. The percentage of women in rural (farm and off-farm) labor ranges from roughly 10 to 16 percent of the total in different surveys (Markaz-i Āmār 1972, 59; 1993, 73; 2003, 99). A growing body of field research, however, estimates the average combined labor inputs in agriculture and animal husbandry, processing and preservation activities, and handicrafts to be within a 40 to …

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Moghadam, Fatemeh, “Economics: Agricultural Labor: Iran”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0226c>
First published online: 2009



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