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Impact of Rural-to-Urban Migration on Family and Gender Values in China

Hu, Yang (2016) 'Impact of Rural-to-Urban Migration on Family and Gender Values in China.' Asian Population Studies, 12 (3). pp. 251-272. ISSN 1744-1730

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Abstract

Drawing on data from the 2006 China General Social Survey, propensity score matching was used to investigate the impact of rural-to-urban migration on family and gender values in China at distinct stages of the migratory process. Little evidence of ideational difference is found between rural natives who intend to migrate to urban areas and those who intend to stay in rural China. However, rural-to-urban migration has significant, diverse and gendered impacts on various domains of family and gender values at distinct migratory stages. The results also cast light on the important roles played by hukou status and various forms of socioeconomic and cultural status, such as education and occupation, in mediating the impact of rural-to-urban migration on family and gender values. The ideational impact of migration is shown to be shaped by China’s distinctive institutional features.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Women
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
Depositing User: Yang Hu
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2016 18:42
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2017 02:00
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/16365

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