Despite great strides made over gender equality in the last 60 years, there are still a lot China can do as a nation to promote greater equality and promote the livelihoods of women – especially in the rural areas.
But in the city at least, the power dynamics between men and women seems to be changing – at least on a family per family basis.
Here is an entertaining video from James Fallow on who holds the family purse in China?
If you live in or have been to China, what are your thoughts?
Do women really hold the family purse in China? Are there difference among the major cities Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Shenzen, Tianjin, Chongqing, Guangzhou? What accounts for this changing dynamics? Is it a result of economic development or does it symbolize a deeper social change?
Since we reach audiences from around the world, what is it like in your neck of the world? Who holds the purse in your house?