Female Migration, Cultural Context, and Son Preference in Rural China

  title={Female Migration, Cultural Context, and Son Preference in Rural China},
  author={Yao Lu and Ran Tao},
  journal={Population Research and Policy Review},
  • Yao Lu, Ran Tao
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • Population Research and Policy Review
How does female out-migration reconfigure gender values surrounding son preference in origin communities? We propose that the feminization of migration has the potential to infuse origin communities with economic and ideational changes that may challenge son preference. Rural China provides an interesting setting, both because its unprecedented labor out-migration has increasingly included women and because of its persistent son preference. Using data from rural China and instrumental variable… Expand
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