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Le développement du marché modifie-t-il l’équilibre entre les déterminants économiques et sociaux dans la division du travail au sein du ménage ? Une étude longitudinale de la Chine rurale

Yong He

Revue d’économie du développement, 2020, vol. 28, issue 2, 69-104

Abstract: With a panel sample of more than 3,000 rural Chinese households surveyed over 21 years, this study estimates the evolution of the relative roles of family status and comparative advantage in human capital in the determination of intrahousehold division of labor in the context of rapid market development. It finds that market development enhanced the status of women and changed the traditional rule of “women indoors and men outdoors.” Market development also allocated more young labor to outward wage-earning jobs and left a higher share of the elderly and juvenile in land-based semi-market activities and chores. These results indicate an increasing importance of human capital over family status in determining time allocation.

Keywords: intrahousehold division of labor; human capital; rural China; family status; market development; chores (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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