ERIC Number: ED213552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep-14
Reference Count: 0
Status of Thai Women in Two Rural Areas. Survey Report.
National Council of Women of Thailand.
Chachoengsao Province and Lampang Province were selected in 1976 as sites for an "action survey" to identify appropriate program areas for rural women so that governmental and voluntary agencies could be assisted in planning. During December 994 families and 1,272 women (ranging from 15-70 years old) were surveyed. Interviews were conducted by 30 teachers and community development workers from the two provinces. Findings involved rural Thai women in particular and the rural Thai situation in general. The illiteracy rate was highest among women, but the situation was improving. The first priority of the rural Thai women surveyed was her family. Since women control the money, functional non-formal education programs should be established to train women to increase their earning capacity or decrease their family expenses, with careful attention being given to providing the kinds of training women want. It would be appropriate to train or advise women in money management, family budgeting, and the implications of borrowing money and high-interest credit. Villagers need to know how to access government services, and agencies need to be concerned with Thailand's future farmer supply as well as support for small farmers and seeking a solution to the water storage problem. (BRR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC. Office of Women in Development.
Authoring Institution: National Council of Women of Thailand.
Identifiers: Rural Women; Thailand
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