Publication Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

9-2015

Abstract

Wage employment has penetrated deeply into rural households’ livelihoods and has become acentral pillar in China’s rural economy. In the past three decades, three developmentspropelled the growth of wage employment: rural industrialization, rural-to-urban migration,and rise of capitalist agriculture. These developments brought in a decisive break to thetrajectory of China’s agrarian transition: the traditional model of household reproductionbased on family farming and handicraft production has now been replaced by a new one inwhich wage employment and family farming are closely bonded in a myriad of ways –through both the household-level division of labour and individual-level circulation of labourbetween the two.

Discipline

Rural Sociology | Sociology

Research Areas

Sociology

Publication

Rural Wage Employment in Developing Countries: Theory, Evidence and Policy

Editor

Carlos Oya and Nicola Pontara

ISBN

9780415686495

Identifier

10.4324/9781315735085

Publisher

Routledge

City or Country

London

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org./10.4324/9781315735085

Share

COinS