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Being a single man in rural China

Attané, Isabelle ; Angeloff, Tania ; Bozon, Michel ; Eklund, Lisa LU ; Merli, Giovanna M. ; Pairault, Thierry ; Wang, Su ; Shuzhuo, Li ; Xueyan, Yang and Sasa, Wang , et al. (2018) In Population and Societies p.1-4
Abstract

Those who are single in rural China are almost exclusively men. The presence of excess men in the population combines with internal migration and women's quest for upward social mobility through marriage to explain this phenomenon. The DefiChine survey sheds light on the situation of single men in three rural districts of Shaanxi. One of its findings is that, although the shortage of women does create competition between men looking for a wife, the social and economic dimensions of male singlehood cannot be ignored.

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Male singlehood, Rural China, Sex imbalance, Sexual behaviour, Social norms
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Population and Societies
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557
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557
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4 pages
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Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques
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0184-7783
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DefiChine
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English
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  author       = {Attané, Isabelle and Angeloff, Tania and Bozon, Michel and Eklund, Lisa and Merli, Giovanna M. and Pairault, Thierry and Wang, Su and Shuzhuo, Li and Xueyan, Yang and Sasa, Wang and Weidong, Li and Bo, Yang and Qunlin, Zhang},
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  language     = {eng},
  month        = {01},
  number       = {557},
  pages        = {1--4},
  publisher    = {Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques},
  series       = {Population and Societies},
  title        = {Being a single man in rural China},
  year         = {2018},
}