The ‘triple overlap’ refers to the link between gender stratification, the household and economic variables. In this volume, leading sociologists examine this overlap as a totality, providing theoretical concepts and new research on how the triple overlap works, both inside the family and within the broader context of society. Their competing conceptions of the interrelationship of gender, family and economy are bolstered by empirical papers which raise questions of culture, class and race within the contexts of both the developed and developing worlds. Six of the articles in this volume were previously published as a Special Issue of Journal of Family Issues.

Female Autonomy, the Family, and Industrialization in Java

Female Autonomy, the Family, and Industrialization in Java

Female autonomy, the family, and industrialization in java

It is generally argued that industrialization has an adverse effect on the position of women due to their exclusion from industrial employment and the resultant erosion of their status1 (Boserup, 1970; Saffioti, 1978). This chapter addresses a case study to the question of gender stratification and industrialization by analyzing the relationship between factory daughters and their families in Java, Indonesia. Using data gathered in rural Central Java, I juxtapose the East Asian experience with this Southeast Asian case to illuminate the crucial role family systems play in mediating the type, extent, and direction of change industrialization can have upon individuals, gender, and family relationships. My data portray a more ambiguous ...

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