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Why did rural households permit their daughters to be urban factory workers? A case from rural Malay villages.

Kusago, Takayoshi


Export-oriented industrialisation has played a key role in leading economic growth over the last 20 years in Malaysia. The number of women who have joined the urban factory workforce has increased in this period, and many of them come from rural villages. The majority are young, single women who have just finished secondary school or have dropped out of school. Why do they choose to migrate to work at urban factories instead of following traditional Islamic teachings on women’s role in rural...[Show more]

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Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article


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