This talk examines how social disadvantage among rural-urban migrant households in China is associated with the nutritional status of children. The measures of social disadvantage are based on China’s hukou system of household registration—designed to limit domestic migration flows by denying public services in cities to migrants with rural registrations—and on gender bias that may harm women and girls.
Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, Ph.D., is a professor of women's and gender studies at Rutgers University. She has a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University. She served as president of the International Association for Feminist Economics in 2013–14. She has worked regularly as a consultant for the World Bank, the United Nations, and the Asian Development Bank.
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