Resident system increases inequalities

April 17, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – A study co-authored by Professor of Sociology Zhenchao Qian shows the hukou system, much like having a green card in the U.S., is creating greater social inequality between those with and without hukou, as well as between those with more and less education in Shanghai. "Hukou major factor in Shanghai marriages" reports on the study, which finds only 20 percent of marriages in Shanghai occur between residents and non-locals. Phys.org and Global Times also covered the study.