ID 105954
Title Transcription
チュウゴク ノ デカセギ カジ ロウドウシャ ノ セイカツ センリャク : ダイレン デノ インタビュー チョウサ カラ
Title Alternative
Life Strategies of Female Migrants Working as Domestic Workers in China : Interview Research on Live-in Domestic Workers in Dalian
Author
Dong, Xin Ni Regional Sciences, Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokushima
Keywords
domestic workers
internal migration
China
Content Type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
Description
In the late 1990s, internal migration from rural to urban area became increasingly common in China. By the end of 2011, there were an estimated 250,000,000 migrant workers. In earlier times, most migrants in China were male but more recently, the female migrant population has increased substantially. Along with more nuclear families and aging population in urban areas, there is a shortage of caregivers for family members and a need for paid domestic workers. This paper examines the life strategies of migrant female domestic workers employed in private homes in China. Interviews with eleven domestic workers and two employers living in Dalian city reveal how women protect themselves when they are treated unfairly and how they continuously improve the lives of their own family members and themselves. Another focus of this paper is the care deficit created when migrants must be away from their homes.
Journal Title
徳島大学地域科学研究
ISSN
21867720
NCID
AA12560198
Volume
3
Start Page
1
End Page
18
Sort Key
1
Published Date
2013
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language
jpn
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