Women command a high degree of respect from their husbands and children, often functioning as the
head of the family. They are pivotal in deciding such matters as the marriage of their children, when to migrate
during the summer months, and typically take charge of the family finances. The Brokpa still use a barter
system, and exchange their yak products for grains, oil, salt, sugar, and chilies in the neighboring 'gewogs'
(groups of villages) and also in Arunachal Pradesh, in India.