Analyses of intra-household decision-making in Sulawesi are linked to gender issues shown to affect involvement in landscape management. These include agriculture, food, money, life chances, and attitudes toward domestic violence. The picture portrayed is encouraging, showing the social sophistication of a group often marginalized: This group shows considerable female involvement in decision-making and strongly democratic elements. We identify three issues that need greater attention-for equitable landscape management to result: womens spheres of decision-making must be ascertained and taken into account, mens involvement in care needs to expand, and womens agency requires enhancement and external support.
Topic: gender, gender relations, households, decision making
Publication Year: 2015
Source: World Development 76: 147-164