Many Asian Women Now Manage Family Finances
Paul Zach – Jakarta Globe – Wednesday, 25 April 2012 (originally published 23 Apr)
Ismail Giu no longer pockets the money he earns as the man in charge of protocol for the government of Gorontalo in Indonesia. It all goes straight into his wife’s bank account.
In yet another sign that times are changing in parts of Asia such as Gorontalo, a predominantly Muslim province in Sulawesi, more and more wives control the purse strings.
A new ruling that went into effect there last month requires all married men who are civil servants to hand over their monthly salaries to their wives . . .
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