Women Workers of Cigarette Industry Among Domestic, Productive, and Public Role (Case Study in Malang Municipality, East Java Province)

Budhy Prianto, Mardiyono .


In societies with a patriarchal culture in general, even though women housewives have a job that can sustain, and even become the main pillar of the household economy–which were commonly known as a productive role–still they were required to perform their domestic and reproductive roles. The aim of study is to describe the roles and responsibilities of women workers of cigarette industry with regard to the productive roles reproductive role, family decision-making role in their household, and their public role. The method of study is using qualitative approach with depth interview. Correspondents are women workers from several cigarette industries in Malang municipality which is taken purposively. Because the object is women, the analysis uses Harvard Method or Gender Framework Analysis. The result shows that there are two side on women role. The first side is they have production role which help them to support household economics. On the other side, they have strong role in domestic role, reproductive role, and family decision making role. In conclusion, the weak point of woman workers role is shown in public sector.

Keywords: domestic role, productive role, public role, reproductive role, women worker

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