Reaching across the Mekong: Local socioeconomic and gender effects of Lao-Thai crossborder linkages

A paper exploring socioeconomic and gender effects of Laos-Thai crossborder linkages. The authors discuss the physical setting of border facilities then explore their local effects on traders’ activities. They highlight changes in gender roles and perceptions of entrepreneurial competition participated in by women in the two research sites. The study shows that, while the planned impacts of regional integration are expected to be beneficial, effects on the ground vary, witnessed in the comparison between a sleepy outpost in Xayabury and a more vibrant crossing in Savannakhet.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
Topics
  • Gender
  • Roads and bridges
  • Transport infrastructure and facilities
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Thailand
Copyright Yes
Version / Edition 1.0
License CC-BY-4.0
Contact

José Edgardo Gomez, Jr., Email: jedgomez101@yahoo.com; Dr. Nittana Southiseng, Email: dr.nittana@gmail.com; Dr. John Walsh, jcwalsh@siu.ac.th

Author (individual) Gomez Jr., José Edgardo
Co-author (individual) Southiseng, Nittana; Walsh, John; Sapuay, Samuel
Publisher GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Institute of Asian Studies and Hamburg University Press
Publication date 2011
Pagination 23
General note

Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs,Volume 3,3-25

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Date modified June 21, 2016, 08:01 (UTC)