Are they forced out? : the migration decision-making of rural women migrants in contemporary China
Zhang, Nana (2010) Are they forced out? : the migration decision-making of rural women migrants in contemporary China. In: Migration : A World in Motion. A Multinational Conference on Migration and Migration Policy, Maastricht, Netherlands, 18-20 Feb 2010 (Unpublished)Full text not available from this repository.
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This article is centred on the decision-making of rural women in their migration from rural areas to urban employment in contemporary China. Through the use of in-depth interviews with women migrants, their families and fellow villagers in both sending and receiving areas, the author investigate the factors and power behind rural women’s migration decision-making and examines the influence of gender and patriarchal factors on their decision-making process. The author argues that although the migration of both married and unmarried rural women to the cities seems to break down the traditional patterns and morals set for women, women's subordinate status and the patriarchal control over them remain intact. On the whole, women and women’s labour are in firm control of the Chinese patriarchal family and women's migration is directly and strongly influenced by their subordinate status. Their migration decision-making is still strongly controlled by their parents, in-laws and husbands.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (Paper)|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > DS Asia
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology|
|Date:||20 February 2010|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Funder:||Warwick University Postgraduate Research Fellowship, Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme (ORSAS), ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship|
|Conference Paper Type:||Paper|
|Title of Event:||Migration : A World in Motion. A Multinational Conference on Migration and Migration Policy|
|Type of Event:||Conference|
|Location of Event:||Maastricht, Netherlands|
|Date(s) of Event:||18-20 Feb 2010|
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