Conclusion and Implications

  • Jiping Zuo
Part of the Politics and Development of Contemporary China book series (PDCC)


This concluding chapter first highlights the main arguments and findings of the present study, and then discusses its theoretical, social, and policy implications. Theoretically, it covers three issues. First it calls for a broader structural approach to examining gender dynamics. Second, it points out that there may not be any real trade-off between economic growth and moderate redistribution of income. Finally, it emphasizes the role of the state in providing public goods, including family and individual well-being. Socially, it echoes many anti-liberal or anti-neoliberal thinkers in stressing the importance of embedding economic relations in social relations to restore collective well-being and strengthen social cohesion. Policy-wise, it advocates bringing the family into the public arena, increasing societal scope for public good, coordinating public interests and private business interests, and enhancing the collective well-being of families.


Gender Equality Family Conflict Parental Leave Family Role Household Labor 
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  • Jiping Zuo
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  1. 1.St. Cloud State UniversitySaint CloudUSA

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