Effects of Rural-Urban Return Migration on Women’s Family Planning and Reproductive Health Related Attitude and Behavior in Rural China
Jiajian Chen, East West Center
Hongyan Liu, China Population and Development Research Center
Zhenming Xie, China Population and Development Research Center
Based on data from a multistage cluster sample survey of 3,118 women aged 16-40 who were returned migrants or non-migrants in Sichuan and Annhui Provinces in 2000, we examined the impact of rural-urban migration on women’s family planning and reproductive health related attitude and behavior in the sending areas of rural China. Our analysis finds that returned rural-urban migrant women are more likely to adopt family planning and reproductive health related attitude and behavior than non-migrant women. The policy implications will be discussed.
Presented in Poster Session 6