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Employment, Well-Being and Gender

Dynamics and Interactions in Emerging Asia

by Robert Rudolf (Author)
Thesis 158 Pages
Open Access
  • eBook

Summary

This book examines welfare effects of gender-related inequalities in Korean households and labor markets. It uses subjective well-being data to show that reductions of excessive levels of working hours did improve family well-being in the past decade. Moreover, benefits from major life events like marriage can differ greatly by sex if traditional gender roles dominate and women contribute much less than men to household earnings. Furthermore, the study examines dynamics in rural East Asian economies and their impact on individual welfare outcomes. Both land redistribution and productivity-enhancing reforms are found to have been highly beneficial for Korean development. The Indonesian case study demonstrates the importance of cash-crop decisions and the growing non-farm sector for rural development.

Details

Pages
158
ISBN (PDF)
9783631753521
ISBN (Hardcover)
9783631623022
Open Access
CC-BY
Language
English
Publication date
2018 (September)
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2012. 158 pp., 33 tables, 5 graphs

Biographical notes

Robert Rudolf (Author)

Robert Rudolf studied economics at the Universities of Tübingen and Göttingen, where he defended his PhD thesis at the end of 2011. As of 2012 he is an Assistant Professor at Korea University, Seoul.

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