chapter  5
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The implication of labor migration for left-behind married Miao women in a poor village in Guizhou

The literature on migration commonly suggests that outmigration has led to agri-

cultural tasks being taken up mainly by married women and the elderly (Croll

and Huang 1997; Davin 1999; Mallée 1998; Gao 1994). In an impoverished

region, such agricultural tasks will provide the livelihood for those left behind.