Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-290) and index.
1. Gender and Rural Development -- 2. An Introduction to Chanchalo -- 3. Managers, Mothers, Maiden, and Matriarch: Five Women and Their Families -- 4. Women's Work: Production and Reproduction in Canton Salcedo -- 5. Women's Control of Household Economic Resources: The Range of Variation in Canton Salcedo -- 6. The Power of Balance: Structural and Ideological Foundations of the Two-Headed Household -- 7. Gender and Economic Change in Canton Salcedo: The Myth of The Masculine Market -- 8. Development and the Two-Headed Household: Lessons Learned in Chanchalo.