Georgia Poyatzis
Articles by Georgia Poyatzis

Women’s Role and Bargaining Power in Mongolian Herding Households

About a quarter of the Mongolian population lives in rural areas, engaged mainly in nomadic herding. Rather than being a quaint vestige of ancient times, most of these nomadic households are actively engaged in commercial production, producing cashmere, wool, meat, and dairy products for local and global markets. But many remain poor, with about 30% earning incomes below the poverty line.

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