Left Behind? The Status of Women in Contemporary China

  title={Left Behind? The Status of Women in Contemporary China},
  author={Robert Walker and Jane Millar},
  journal={Social Inclusion},
The status of women in China has deteriorated markedly since 2006 relative to other countries, according to the World Economic Forum Gender Gap Index. Taking a longer view, the position of women has greatly improved since the founding of the People’s Republic of China but, after the ‘opening up’ of the economy, the logic of the market and the legacy of patriarchy have worked to the detriment of women. After briefly reviewing trends in China’s economic, demographic and social development, this… 
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