author={John E. Knodel and Vu Manh Loi and Rukmalie Jayakody and Vu Tuan Huy},
  journal={Asian Population Studies},
  pages={69 - 92}
We examine the extent of change in gender relations within the Vietnamese family in the Red River Delta over the last four decades. During this time socialist policies emphasized gender equality although recent commentators speculate about negative effects of the transition to the market economy. Data come from a survey of three cohorts married during periods corresponding to the war with America, reunification, and economic renovation and permit comparisons of the situation at the early stages… 

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  • R. Novella
  • Economics, Sociology
    Oxford Development Studies
  • 2018
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