Labor Division in Pig Farming Households: An Analysis of Gender and Economic Perspectives in the Red River Delta Vietnam

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  • Nguyen Thi Hai Ninh Department of Economics and Rural Development University of Liege Belgium
  • Philippe Lebailly Department of Economics and Rural Development University of Liege Belgium
  • Nguyen Mau Dung Faculty of Economics and Rural Development. Vietnam National University of Agriculture

Abstract

This paper attemps to understand about gender division of labor in pig farming households and to identify factors affecting that division. Using primary data collected from 40 pig farming, we find that female laborers play more important role in pig production. More than 60% of women participating in making decision regarding to many stages of pig farming. Especially, in small scale households women are observed to take main responsibility for almost all activities as many men do off-farm jobs far from home. Compared to wives, husbands are more likely to make decision regarding pig farming. Nevertheless, in households with higher-educated and younger couples, we identify a higher probability of husband and wife making decision together. Therefore, to improve the role of women in pig farming, it is necessary for local authority to train them knowledge relating to pig farming and to change their husbands' perception on gender equality.

Keywords: Labor Division, Pig farming household, Gender and Economic Perspective

JEL Classifications: C01, J01, J16

DOI: https://doi.org/10.32479/ijefi.7274

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Author Biographies

Nguyen Thi Hai Ninh, Department of Economics and Rural Development University of Liege Belgium

Department of Economics and Rural Development

Philippe Lebailly, Department of Economics and Rural Development University of Liege Belgium

Department of Economics and Rural Development

Nguyen Mau Dung, Faculty of Economics and Rural Development. Vietnam National University of Agriculture

Department of Nature resources and Environmental Economics

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Published

2019-01-18

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Ninh, N. T. H., Lebailly, P., & Dung, N. M. (2019). Labor Division in Pig Farming Households: An Analysis of Gender and Economic Perspectives in the Red River Delta Vietnam. International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, 9(1), 183–192. Retrieved from https://www.econjournals.com/index.php/ijefi/article/view/7274

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