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Article: Circular migration and life course of female domestic workers in Beijing

TitleCircular migration and life course of female domestic workers in Beijing
Authors
KeywordsChina
Circular Migration
Domestic Workers
Life Course
Migration Experience
Women Migrants
Issue Date2011
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17441730.asp
Citation
Asian Population Studies, 2011, v. 7 n. 1, p. 51-67 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study examines the migration experiences of 24 female domestic workers in Beijing through in-depth interviews. Most of these women were involved in a circular pattern of movement between their home villages and cities. The pattern of reverse and circular migration was closely related to the life-course transitions of Chinese rural women and their socially-assigned gender roles such as marriage, childbirth, childrearing and caregiving for family members. For individual domestic workers, working in Beijing is a bittersweet experience. The women were subjected to unfavourable work conditions and pervasive forms of exploitation. Nevertheless, they benefited from the experience through increased access to income, knowledge and other resources unavailable in rural areas. Although these women challenged, through migration, the traditional social roles imposed on Chinese rural women, their own limitations and institutional barriers left them with few options for improving their social statuses in cities. © 2011 Taylor & Francis.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172249
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.941
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.510
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dc.contributor.authorGuo, Men_US
dc.contributor.authorChow, NWSen_US
dc.contributor.authorPalinkas, LAen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:20:57Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T06:20:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationAsian Population Studies, 2011, v. 7 n. 1, p. 51-67en_US
dc.identifier.issn1744-1730en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172249-
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the migration experiences of 24 female domestic workers in Beijing through in-depth interviews. Most of these women were involved in a circular pattern of movement between their home villages and cities. The pattern of reverse and circular migration was closely related to the life-course transitions of Chinese rural women and their socially-assigned gender roles such as marriage, childbirth, childrearing and caregiving for family members. For individual domestic workers, working in Beijing is a bittersweet experience. The women were subjected to unfavourable work conditions and pervasive forms of exploitation. Nevertheless, they benefited from the experience through increased access to income, knowledge and other resources unavailable in rural areas. Although these women challenged, through migration, the traditional social roles imposed on Chinese rural women, their own limitations and institutional barriers left them with few options for improving their social statuses in cities. © 2011 Taylor & Francis.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17441730.aspen_US
dc.relation.ispartofAsian Population Studiesen_US
dc.subjectChinaen_US
dc.subjectCircular Migrationen_US
dc.subjectDomestic Workersen_US
dc.subjectLife Courseen_US
dc.subjectMigration Experienceen_US
dc.subjectWomen Migrantsen_US
dc.titleCircular migration and life course of female domestic workers in Beijingen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailChow, NWS: hrnwcws@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1080/17441730.2011.544905en_US
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dc.identifier.volume7en_US
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dc.identifier.spage51en_US
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