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Left behind to farm ? women's labor re-allocation in rural China, Volume 1
Author:Mu, Ren; van de Walle, Dominique; Country:China;
Date Stored:2009/10/31Document Date:2009/10/01
Document Type:Policy Research Working PaperSubTopics:Population Policies; Anthropology; Population & Development; Gender and Development; Health Monitoring & Evaluation
Language:EnglishMajor Sector:Agriculture, fishing, and forestry
Rel. Proj ID:CN-The Changing Gender Division Of Labor In China -- -- P111837;Region:East Asia and Pacific
Report Number:WPS5107Sub Sectors:General agriculture, fishing and forestry sector
Collection Title:Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 5107Volume No:1

Summary: The transformation of work during China’s rapid economic development is associated with a substantial but little noticed re-allocation of traditional farm labor among women, with some doing much less and some much more. This paper studies how the work, time allocation, and health of non-migrant women are affected by the out-migration of others in their household. The analysis finds that the women left behind are doing more farm work than would have otherwise been the case. There is also evidence that this is a persistent effect, and not just temporary re-allocation. For some types of women (notably older women), the labor re-allocation response comes out of their leisure.

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