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Rice Plus : Widows and Economic Survival in Rural Cambodia.

Author: Susan Hagood Lee
Publisher: Hoboken : CRC Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the economic coping practices of rural widows in the aftermath of the Cambodian civil war. War produces a preponderance of widows, often young widows with small children in their care. Rural widows must feed their families and educate their children despite rural poverty and the lack of opportunities for women. The economics of widowhood is therefore a significant social problem in less developed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Hagood Lee
ISBN: 9780203959947 0203959949 1281076503 9781281076502
OCLC Number: 476049382
Description: 1 online resource (184 pages)
Contents: Front cover; Routledge New York & London; Contents; List of Tables; Acknowledgments; Preface; Chapter One. Third World Widows' Economic Vulnerability; Chapter Two. Cambodian Social and Historical Context; Chapter Three. "Rice Plus" and Family Solidarity; Chapter Four. Widows' Access To Productive Resources; Chapter Five. Widows Surviving (Barely): Subordination and Resistance; Tables; Appendix A; Appendix B; Notes; Bibliography; Index; Back cover.

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This book explores the economic coping practices of rural widows in the aftermath of the Cambodian civil war. War produces a preponderance of widows, often young widows with small children in their care. Rural widows must feed their families and educate their children despite rural poverty and the lack of opportunities for women. The economics of widowhood is therefore a significant social problem in less developed countries. The widows' predominant economic plan was to combine rice cultivation with an assortment of microenterprises, a ''rice plus'' strategy. Many widows were unable to grow en.

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