Floating grandparents : Rethinking family obligation and intergenerational support

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Qi, Xiaoying. (2021) Floating grandparents : Rethinking family obligation and intergenerational support. In In Yan, Yunxiang (Ed.). Chinese families upside down : Intergenerational dynamics and neo-familism in the early 21st century pp. 103-122 Koninklijke Brill NV. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004450233_006
AuthorsQi, Xiaoying
EditorsYan, Yunxiang
Abstract

Discussion of China’s internal migration typically focusses on the movement of young rural workers to cities and, correspondingly, on the women, children and elderly who remain in villages and small towns, the so-called ‘left-behind’. This chapter fills a gap in the literature by examining the situation of grandparents who join their migrant adult children to facilitate their work-force participation by providing childcare. The chapter shows how grandparents and their adult children reinterpret and negotiate intergenerational family obligation in constructing their own lives. Based on extensive interview data the chapter provides a theoretically-informed and empirically-based understanding of intergenerational relations in China’s internal labor migration.

Page range103-122
Year2021
Book titleChinese families upside down : Intergenerational dynamics and neo-familism in the early 21st century
PublisherKoninklijke Brill NV
Place of publicationLieden ; Boston
SeriesChina Studies
ISBN9789004450233
9789004450226
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004450233_006
Output statusPublished
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Online15 Mar 2021
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Deposited21 Jul 2021
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