School of International Studies, University of South Australia
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This study aims to point out the differences between the North and
the South of Vietnam, more particularly, Saigon and Hanoi, in terms of
family and work roles of women. It helps to explain the ways women in
Ho Chi Minh City reconstruct their reproduction role, the attitudes of
Southern husbands towards household tasks and the husband-wife
relationship in the Southern family. The literature in Vietnamese
studies shows that the regional differences remain considerable.
Studies on Ho Chi Minh City therefore must take into account the
geographical, historical, cultural, social and economic context. Even
the notion of 'family in Ho Chi Minh city' cannot be understood as
the same notion of ‘family in the South' due to the differences
between urban and rural life.
Production, Reproduction, Work, Family, Women, Ho
Chi Minh City