West Java, a densely populated part of Indonesia, is the setting of this book, which focuses on trends in women's work in the rural non-farm sector. It breaks new ground stressing the selectivity of the processes of industrialization and marginalization, and the substantial impact they have on women. Elements of diversity analyzed are class, age and marital status, organized according to women's work status as entrepreneurs, wage workers and unpaid family workers. Relying on material from case studies on 13 industrial sub-sectors in more than 80 villages, the book contains empirical information not normally available on wages, conditions of work and labour relations.Female entrepreneurs tend to have limited access to credit for the following reasons: lack of education (which makes much ... Especially small-scale trading and home- industries are dependent on availability of raw materials and of capital/ investments. ... Wages in rural industrial areas such as Tangerang are reported 23.
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