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ERIC Number: EJ1076159
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0954-0253
Four Generations of Women's Educational Experience in a Rural Chinese Community
Huang, Haigen; Placier, Peggy
Gender and Education, v27 n6 p599-617 2015
Our study sought to understand changes in gender inequality in education across four generations of rural Chinese women's educational experiences in a small community in southern China. The 24 interviews and numerous informal conversations with 12 women showed that gender-based favouritism for men and against women undergirded family expectations, support, and decisions about women's formal education, but this manifested in different ways over generations. It appeared as strict gender division of labour within families, control, or ignorance of women's access to schooling, participants' emotional trauma, lower expectations of daughters' schoolwork, and gender-discriminating language in schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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