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Women's Property, Women's Agency in China's 'New Enclosure Movement': Evidence from Zhejiang

Sargeson, Sally


Who gets what, why and how, when Chinese villagers' land is enclosed? Focusing specifically on changes in women's property rights and drawing on data from Zhejiang province, this article shows that state, village and household institutions interact to produce significant gender disparities in both the compensation paid to expropriated villagers and the registration of ownership of household assets. Yet it would be incorrect to conclude that, dispossessed, women thereby lack agency. Analysis of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Development and Change
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-7660.2008.00499.x


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