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Women with Money, Women with Minds: Social Status, Gender and Marriage Choices among Elite Urban Women in Contemporary China

Southwell-Lee, Meiling


This dissertation investigates the relationship between social status, gender and marriage choices in urban China today, with a specific focus on highly educated and high-income women. The fieldwork research included in-depth interviews with 70 women in Beijing, 35 of whom hold or are in the midst of attaining a PhD, and 35 of whom are professional or business women who earn over 5,000 RMB per month. The interviews probed their romantic choices and marriageability, examining the factors that...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-05-07
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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