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.