Mothers Left without a Man: Poverty and Single Parenthood in China

  title={Mothers Left without a Man: Poverty and Single Parenthood in China},
  author={Qin Li},
  journal={Social Inclusion},
  • Qin Li
  • Published 28 April 2020
  • Sociology
  • Social Inclusion
Most single-parent families in China are headed by women, and single mothers represent one of the fastest-growing groups living in poverty. Yet few studies have examined this group. This article seeks to better understand how (and why) single mothers are disadvantaged in China. Based on in-depth interviews conducted in Zhuhai, Guangzhou Province, it demonstrates that single mothers are left behind in four respects: lower income and worse economic conditions, lower employment and career… 
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