Rural Women

Marriage-poverty as a nightmare for the adult males in remote mountain areas of China

Li Xueyan
School of Politics and Law, Anshun University
Journal of Yunnan Nationalities University:Social Sciences 2016-2

Abstract:Poverty is not only related to the lack of material resources but also to marriage. Due to the imbalanced human sex ratio,the excessive migration of the rural female population,the influence of the self-choice marriage system on the rural women for utilitarian purposes and the rural male's poor competitiveness for marriage,marriage-poverty has become a nightmare for the adult males in remote mountain areas of China which finds expression in the inter-generational marriages,short-term marriages,brother-sister marriages,vacancy marriages,mercenary marriages,etc.. The solutions to this problem include the balancing of the human sex ratio there,improving the marriage competitiveness of the rural men,reducing the urban-rural gap,and encouraging cross-border marriages.
Keywords:remote mountain areas, male, marriage-poverty, evidence suggestion

Paper type:Published
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