Waves of Rural Brides: Female Marriage Migration in China

  title={Waves of Rural Brides: Female Marriage Migration in China},
  author={C. Cindy Fan and Youqin Huang},
  journal={Annals of The Association of American Geographers},
  • C. Fan, Youqin Huang
  • Published 1 June 1998
  • Economics
  • Annals of The Association of American Geographers
Conventional views on marriage migration consider it primarily family-related, and portray female marriage migrants as mostly passive, tied movers. Marriage as an economic strategy is seldom studied. We argue that a structural framework enables analysis of the complexities underlying female marriage migration, stressing institutional, economic, and sociocultural factors that impose constraints on and provide opportunities for women's mobility. A review of the historical and social roles of… 

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