Women’s status and mode of production: a cross-cultural test

Journal of Women in Culture and Society Vol/Iss. 13 Published In Pages: 437-453
By Hendrix, Lewellyn, Hossain, Zakir


This article presents a materialist approach to the study of women's status. The authors test a Marxist-feminist theory which situates women's status as the end effect in a causal chain that begins with the mode of production and is mediated by the extent to which women control production. Results point to separate, rather than confounding, effects of these two factors on the status of women.

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