The impact of the sent-down movement on Chinese women ’ s age at first marriage

  title={The impact of the sent-down movement on Chinese women ’ s age at first marriage},
  author={Shige Song and Lu Zheng},
BACKGROUND Chinese women’s age at first marriage increased for more than three years on average during the short period between 1970 and 1979. Demographers attributed it to the “later, longer, fewer” family planning policy of the 1970s whereas some sociologists suggested that the “send-down” movement in 1968–1978, which mobilized over 17 million urban youths and sent them to the countryside, may also have played a role. METHODS Using newly available high-quality national representative sample… CONTINUE READING


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