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Changing women's livelihood strategies in a suburban area in Hanoi during the course of socio-economic transformation : A case study

Phung, To Hanh (2004)
Sociology
Abstract
This study aims at applying the livelihood strategy approach in understanding how women in a suburban area deal with the choices in economic activities in order to create their livelihood strategy. Using qualitative interviews of women in Nhu Quynh town (Van Lam district, Hung Yen province), a suburban area of Hanoi City, and the study explores livelihood strategies of women before and after 1997, when the Nhu Quynh commune was reclassified into an urban area.

By analyzing three groups of women who are involved in agriculture, production/service, and paid work, the study shows that before 1997 most of the women in Nhu Quynh had conducted different agricultural production activities at the same time in order to increase their income. After... (More)
This study aims at applying the livelihood strategy approach in understanding how women in a suburban area deal with the choices in economic activities in order to create their livelihood strategy. Using qualitative interviews of women in Nhu Quynh town (Van Lam district, Hung Yen province), a suburban area of Hanoi City, and the study explores livelihood strategies of women before and after 1997, when the Nhu Quynh commune was reclassified into an urban area.

By analyzing three groups of women who are involved in agriculture, production/service, and paid work, the study shows that before 1997 most of the women in Nhu Quynh had conducted different agricultural production activities at the same time in order to increase their income. After 1997, they have been engaged in different earning activities at the same time, either agriculture or non-agricultural production or both, which are always planned well in terms of time, health, ability, available budget, before being carried out. All of the individuals? livelihood activities target one thing: improving income for a stable life. On the one hand, individuals? earning activities are coordinated with those of other family members to implement the livelihood strategy of their family. Socio-economic factors affect women both positively and negatively. On the other hand, livelihood strategies of their household help women to overcome the difficulties in the economic transition period, step by step adapting to the changes and development. (Less)
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author
Phung, To Hanh
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organization
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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keywords
levnadsförhållanden, kvinnor, sysselsättning, Vietnam, Sociology of labour, sociology of enterprise, Arbetslivssociologi, företagssociologi
language
English
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1334258
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2004-11-12
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  abstract     = {This study aims at applying the livelihood strategy approach in understanding how women in a suburban area deal with the choices in economic activities in order to create their livelihood strategy. Using qualitative interviews of women in Nhu Quynh town (Van Lam district, Hung Yen province), a suburban area of Hanoi City, and the study explores livelihood strategies of women before and after 1997, when the Nhu Quynh commune was reclassified into an urban area.

By analyzing three groups of women who are involved in agriculture, production/service, and paid work, the study shows that before 1997 most of the women in Nhu Quynh had conducted different agricultural production activities at the same time in order to increase their income. After 1997, they have been engaged in different earning activities at the same time, either agriculture or non-agricultural production or both, which are always planned well in terms of time, health, ability, available budget, before being carried out. All of the individuals? livelihood activities target one thing: improving income for a stable life. On the one hand, individuals? earning activities are coordinated with those of other family members to implement the livelihood strategy of their family. Socio-economic factors affect women both positively and negatively. On the other hand, livelihood strategies of their household help women to overcome the difficulties in the economic transition period, step by step adapting to the changes and development.},
  author       = {Phung, To Hanh},
  keyword      = {levnadsförhållanden,kvinnor,sysselsättning,Vietnam,Sociology of labour, sociology of enterprise,Arbetslivssociologi, företagssociologi},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Changing women's livelihood strategies in a suburban area in Hanoi during the course of socio-economic transformation : A case study},
  year         = {2004},
}