Fertility behaviors of rural-to-urban migrants in China

Type Journal Article - Asian and Pacific migration journal
Title Fertility behaviors of rural-to-urban migrants in China
Volume 16
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2007
Page numbers 57-79
URL http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=18707529
This study deals with the fertility behaviors of migrants in China. Based on
fieldwork carried out in migrants’ current community in Beijing and their
home villages in Henan province, the study examined how culture and
practices shaped in their home villages and urban influences bear on migrants’
fertility behaviors. Findings from the study confirm the results of
previous quantitative studies. Under current social conditions in China, it is
unrealistic to expect any drastic changes in migrants’ fertility patterns. The
factors that brought down the fertility of urban residents, such as old-age
pension and opportunities for social mobility, are not available to migrants.
Overall, migration per se has no significant impact on migrants’ fertility

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