Gender Inequalities in Employment and Wage Earning Among Internal Labour Migrants in Chinese Cities

Author : Min Qin, Bohua Li, James J. Brown, Jianan Qi, Sabu S. Padmadas, Jane Falkingham | 2016
Published By: Demographic Research

Recent trends show an unprecedented feminisation of migration in China, triggered by the increasing demand for cheap labour in big cities and the availability of women in the labour market. These trends corroborate the evidence that non-agricultural work and remittance from urban labour migrants have become the major sources of rural household income.This paper investigates the extent of gender inequalities in job participation and wage earning among internal labour migrants in China. We hypothesize that female migrants in cities are economically more disadvantaged than male migrants in the job market.

URL : http://www.demographic-research.org/volumes/vol34/6/34-6.pdf

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