Residential patterns of parents and their married children in contemporary China: A life course approach

  title={Residential patterns of parents and their married children in contemporary China: A life course approach},
  author={Feinian Chen},
  journal={Population Research and Policy Review},
  • Feinian Chen
  • Published 1 April 2005
  • Sociology, Psychology
  • Population Research and Policy Review
This paper examines the residential pattern of parents and their married children in contemporary China. Using the China Health and Nutrition Survey (1991, 1993, 1997), the analysis shows that the residential pattern of parents and their married children is not a static phenomenon, but changes over the life span. The analysis provides evidence that parental residence often responds to changed circumstances over the life course, adjusting to the need of married children as well as that of their… 
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