The Impact of Urbanization on Family Structure: The Experience of Sarawak, Malaysia

Hew Cheng Sim
April 2003
SOJOURN: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia;Apr2003, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p89
Academic Journal
This paper argues that women and men encounter the processes of migration and urbanization in very gendered ways, It examines state development policies and their role in accelerating the pace of urbanization. Using material from a recently concluded study on single mothers in the lower socio-economic strata, this paper explores the impact of these wider processes on the structure of the family and women from this strata specifically.


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