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Economics: Industrial Labor: South Asia
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Commentators often characterize the South Asian countries of Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan as possessing peculiarly intractable formations of patriarchy (Bannerjee 2002). Such understandings are reinforced by the region's persistently skewed sex ratios. Embedded gender discrimination is reproduced throughout the life-cycle – in women's unequal access to health care, education, and nutrition, as well as in unequal access to employment opportunities. Indeed, South Asia as a region records one of…

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Siddiqi, Dina M., “Economics: Industrial Labor: South Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 02 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0233d>
First published online: 2009

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