Advances in Social Behavior Research

Advances in Social Behavior Research

ASBR ICEIPI 2022, 03 March 2023

Open Access | Article

Feminism and Chinese women’s employment

Yiru Mei * 1
1 Hangzhou Foreign Language School, Xihu district, Fengtan Street, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 310000, China

* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Advances in Social Behavior Research, ASBR ICEIPI 2022, 285-292
Published 03 March 2023. © 2023 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
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Citation Yiru Mei. Feminism and Chinese women’s employment. ASBR (2023) ASBR ICEIPI 2022: 285-292.


In China, though women have witnessed significant improvement in their social status in recent years, there is still conspicuous discrimination against them in workplaces. This typically includes income gap, occupational gender segregation, and glass ceilings. Family-work conflict would be the ultimate reason impeding women’s access to equal employment rights. Several schools of feminist theories will be introduced to explain the root causes of the plights of Chinese women, and the corresponding strategies for change will be analyzed. The complexities of the socio-historical background, traditional culture and biological traits render it a long-sustaining problem without a definite answer.


Employment, Chinese women, Feminism, Family-work conflict.


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