With so much work to be done women in these cultures

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With so much work to be done, women in these cultures often enlist the help of their daughters from an early age, and by adolescence, daughters typically work alongside their mothers and other women of the family as near-equal partners By doing this kind of work, the adolescent daughter prepares herself for her adult work role and also demonstrates to others, including potential marriage partners, that she is capable of fulfilling the expectations for running a household that are typically required of women in traditional cultures Globalization and Adolescent Work in Traditional Cultures p.334
As seen, all traditional cultures today are being influenced by globalization. An important aspect of globalization is economic integration, including expanding trade between countries and increasingly large-scale agriculture and manufacturing in many cultures and countries that have known only small, local, family-based economic activity until recently Entry into the global economy is usually accompanied by increased access to electricity, which often makes preparing food, obtaining water, washing clothes, and other tasks considerably easier p.335 Entry into the global economy is also usually accompanied by increased access to education and medical care The globalization of economic life thus holds the promise of making life better for people in the many cultures around the world that are just now being introduced to it. o Industrial work provides many benefits – leads to better jobs and higher income However, the transition from a preindustrial economy to the global economy is proving to be problematic in many places. Currently, many people are experiencing not increased comfort and opportunity but brutal work in terrible conditions for miserable pay. o And the burden of much of this work is falling on the shoulders of adolescents, mainly those between 10 and 15 years of age, who are more capable than children of doing useful industrial work and less capable than adults of asserting their rights and resisting maltreatment. The International Labor Organization (ILO) has estimated that more than 200 million children and adolescents are employed worldwide and that 95% of them are in developing countries o The greatest number of adolescent workers and the worst working conditions are found in Asia (including countries such as China, India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam). o Agricultural work is the most common form of employment, working alon side their parent but for one third/ one half of the pay In addition, many adolescents in these countries work in factories and workshops where they perform labor such as weaving carpets, sewing clothes, gluing shoes, curing leather, and polishing gems.

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