Gender, the work-life course, and livelihood strategies in a south Indian fish market
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The aim of this article is to study how men's and women's work-life courses are gendered and how men and women differ when determining their livelihood strategies. The authors argue that because of gender norms and divisions of labor with household circumstances, men and women learn different work. Those experiences lead them to different livelihood strategies. Women select their strategies based on their immediate needs and situation, and thus are disadvantaged in the commercial economy.