The Decoupling of Farm and Household: Differential Consequences of Capitalist Development on Southern Illinois and Third World Family Farms

@article{Adams1988TheDO,
  title={The Decoupling of Farm and Household: Differential Consequences of Capitalist Development on Southern Illinois and Third World Family Farms},
  author={Jane Adams},
  journal={Comparative Studies in Society and History},
  year={1988},
  volume={30},
  pages={453 - 482}
}
  • Jane Adams
  • Published 1 July 1988
  • Economics
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History
The literature on women's role in economic development in the third world indicates that as agrarian societies industrialize, women tend to take on ever greater responsibility for agricultural production, in addition to their reproductive and household duties, as working age men and, in some cases, women seek wage labor to supplement insufficient farm production (Boserup 1970:80–81; Bossen 1984; Deere and León de Leal 1981; Ward 1984). 

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