Catherine Earl

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Catherine Earl is a social anthropologist and policy analyst. Author of Vietnam’s New Middle Classes: Gender, Career, City, she has written extensively on the changing nature of work and welfare, mobilities, gender and social change in contemporary Vietnam and Australia.

Books by this author

Mythbusting Vietnam

Facts, Fictions, Fantasies

Vietnam’s New Middle Classes

Gender, Career, City

Explores the social consequences of macro-economic reform introduced in Vietnam more than a quarter of a century ago through a focus on young women graduates who hope to find success in Ho Chi Minh City’s growing graduate labour market. More than a study of Vietnam’s new middle class, the book also highlights the important social role of remittances sent back to rural kinfolk and concludes with a wide-ranging look at the emergence of middle classes in Pacific Asia.