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نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
One of the goals of national development plans, which have been carried out by different governmental organizations, such as Ministry of Cooperatives, is to increase employment opportunities for women. The recent experiences of cooperatives in this respect shows that family oriented cooperatives can provide job and income for women, and change· their social status. But taking into consideration the past experiences with cooperatives in Iran, the study indicates that we must be concerned that: • Women's cooperatives arc not governmental organization but independent entities. • Women's cooperatives should have democratic structure.participation in the house work. To do this research, two groups of women were compared: 1. The employed female workers in "Tolidaru Pharmaceutical Company" (130 women). 2. The houswives whose husbands were employed as workers in the above mentioned company (130 women). The collected data was analyzed through the use of comparison of frequencies and percentages, chi-square, Cramer's V and Phi. The results show that the employed women feel a greater level of decision making power and cooperation from their husbands in houseworks than the unemployed ones. Nevertheless, the husband's participation in the housework is quite trival.