Full Citation: Tan, Y., Hugo, G. and Potter, L., “Rural Women, Displacement and the Three Gorges Project,” 36 DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE 711 (2005).
Rural Women, Displacement and the Three Gorges Project
Based on empirical research, this article examines the status, situations and development issues of rural women displaced by the monumental Three Gorges Project (TGP) in China. The study reveals that TGP resettlement is leaving women worse off as family members, as well as worse off than male members. Woman resettlers are more likely to become impoverished than men, partly because women make up the main labour force in agricultural sectors. Most women are unable to achieve occupational mobility in the process of resettlement. Fewer employment opportunities, a gender-segregated labour market, low level of human capital and social prejudice are principal