Supply Chain Management
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economics; feminism; china; business; workforce; mobility
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Mao Zedong is quoted as having said, “Women hold up half the sky”. In 1968, he led an effort to promote the equality of men and women under the new communist government. This Honors project investigates whether the economic impact of Deng Xiaoping’s Opening of China in 1978 has positively or negatively affected modern Chinese women’s economic mobility and equality in the workforce. This project’s aim is to learn from the opinions and experiences of professional Chinese women in order to answer the previously stated question. Interviews with six working women were recorded in Wuhan, China during the summer of 2018. These interviews will be combined with data and previous research completed by academic sources in the US and China. A final analysis will utilize these interviews and sources to determine if Chinese women feel that the current economic and government environments of their country allow them to “hold up half the sky”.
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