Intergenerational Transmission of Family Property and Family Management in Urban China
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AbstractThis article applies Myron Cohen's studies of family division and family management in rural China to an examination of how working class families in urban China cope with the hardships created by industrial transition and housing reform. Senior parents work with their adult children; parental authority retains a critical role. By flexibly shifting powerful domestic roles, senior women, in particular, work with their adult sons in order to transmit the domestic resources necessary to secure the filial services to which they feel entitled. In China's fast-changing economic environment, fuelled by the modernization process, the dynamics of family culture still present effective tools and strategies for individual citizens seeking to protect and advance their own interests.
All Author(s) ListWang DN
Journal nameChina Quarterly
Issue Number204
PublisherCambridge University Press (CUP): HSS Journals
Pages960 - 979
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Web of Science Subject CategoriesArea Studies; AREA STUDIES

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