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Household Division of Labor: South Asia
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South Asia represents considerable cultural, religious, ethnic, and linguistic diversity that is reflected in domestic and cultural life. The lives of Muslim women are as diverse across South Asia as the lives of Hindu and Christian women. These differences influence women's participation in paid work but their implications for gendering of work within the home is less evident. Regional diversity can be characterized by a general northwest/south split and in some indicators the east has distinc…

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Amin, Sajeda, “Household Division of Labor: South Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 28 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0089c>
First published online: 2009

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