"A Married Out Daughter Is Like Spilt Water"?: Women's Increasing Contacts and Enhanced Ties with Their Natal Families in Post-Reform Rural North China.

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  • Author(s): Weiguo Zhang
  • Source:
    Modern China. May2009, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p256-283. 28p.
  • Document Type:
    Article
  • Additional Information
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      "one-child" policy
      daughter-parent relationship
      family
      gender
      market reforms
      rural China
      the state
    • Abstract:
      This article investigates how the intersection of two state policies, the market reforms initiated in 1978 and the "one-child" policy launched in 1979, is shaping gender, family, and kin relations in rural North China. It focuses particularly on women's ties with their natal families after marriage; these have become closer, with more frequent daughter-parent contact. The qualitative data were collected from interviews and focus group discussions conducted intermittently between 2002 and 2004 in three Hebei counties. The changing context of the new political economy, brought about by market reforms, has broken down the pre-reform institutional and economic constraints inherent in daughter-parent ties, thereby enhancing these relationships in post-reform rural society. Moreover, the "one-child" policy, which aims to regulate individual fertility and retard population growth, has had the unintended consequence of strengthening relations between married daughters and their birth parents. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • ISSN:
      0097-7004
    • Accession Number:
      10.1177/0097700408329613
    • Accession Number:
      37581814
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      WEIGUO ZHANG. “A Married Out Daughter Is Like Spilt Water”?: Women’s Increasing Contacts and Enhanced Ties with Their Natal Families in Post-Reform Rural North China. Modern China, [s. l.], v. 35, n. 3, p. 256–283, 2009. DOI 10.1177/0097700408329613. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=37581814. Acesso em: 1 dez. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Weiguo Zhang. “A Married Out Daughter Is Like Spilt Water”?: Women’s Increasing Contacts and Enhanced Ties with Their Natal Families in Post-Reform Rural North China. Modern China. 2009;35(3):256-283. doi:10.1177/0097700408329613
    • APA:
      Weiguo Zhang. (2009). “A Married Out Daughter Is Like Spilt Water”?: Women’s Increasing Contacts and Enhanced Ties with Their Natal Families in Post-Reform Rural North China. Modern China, 35(3), 256–283. https://doi.org/10.1177/0097700408329613
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Weiguo Zhang. 2009. “‘A Married Out Daughter Is Like Spilt Water’?: Women’s Increasing Contacts and Enhanced Ties with Their Natal Families in Post-Reform Rural North China.” Modern China 35 (3): 256–83. doi:10.1177/0097700408329613.
    • Harvard:
      Weiguo Zhang (2009) ‘“A Married Out Daughter Is Like Spilt Water”?: Women’s Increasing Contacts and Enhanced Ties with Their Natal Families in Post-Reform Rural North China’, Modern China, 35(3), pp. 256–283. doi: 10.1177/0097700408329613.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Weiguo Zhang 2009, ‘“A Married Out Daughter Is Like Spilt Water”?: Women’s Increasing Contacts and Enhanced Ties with Their Natal Families in Post-Reform Rural North China’, Modern China, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 256–283, viewed 1 December 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Weiguo Zhang. “‘A Married Out Daughter Is Like Spilt Water’?: Women’s Increasing Contacts and Enhanced Ties with Their Natal Families in Post-Reform Rural North China.” Modern China, vol. 35, no. 3, May 2009, pp. 256–283. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1177/0097700408329613.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Weiguo Zhang. “‘A Married Out Daughter Is Like Spilt Water’?: Women’s Increasing Contacts and Enhanced Ties with Their Natal Families in Post-Reform Rural North China.” Modern China 35, no. 3 (May 2009): 256–83. doi:10.1177/0097700408329613.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Weiguo Zhang. “A Married Out Daughter Is Like Spilt Water”?: Women’s Increasing Contacts and Enhanced Ties with Their Natal Families in Post-Reform Rural North China. Modern China [Internet]. 2009 May [cited 2020 Dec 1];35(3):256–83. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=37581814