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China's Migrant Workforce - 16 Sept 2013
According to data from the World Bank, 68 percent of China's female population aged 15 and above participate in the labour force, compared to 58 percent in the United States, 51 percent in France, and 53 percent in Germany. Around a third of China's millions of rural-urban migrant workers are women and according to an academic paper published 2010, they also earn around a third less than their male equivalents.
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September 16, 2013
Ou Mei, a 45-year-old female migrant construction worker, shields her face from dust during a shift at...
Shanghai, China
Ou Mei, a 45-year-old female migrant construction worker, shields her face from dust during a shift at...
Ou Mei, a 45-year-old female migrant construction worker, shields her face from dust during a shift at a residential construction site in Shanghai July 2, 2013. The construction site is among a new developing residential area located in Jiading district of suburban Shanghai, some 30 kilometres from the city centre. According to data from the World Bank, 68 percent of China's female population aged 15 and above participate in the labour force, compared to 58 percent in the United States, 51 percent in France, and 53 percent in Germany. Around a third of China's millions of rural-urban migrant workers are women and according to an academic paper published 2010, they also earn around a third less than their male equivalents. Picture taken July 2, 2013. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY CONSTRUCTION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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September 16, 2013
Ou Mei, a 45-year-old female migrant construction worker, is seen after a shift at a residential construction...
Shanghai, China
Ou Mei, a 45-year-old female migrant construction worker, is seen after a shift at a residential construction...
Ou Mei, a 45-year-old female migrant construction worker, is seen after a shift at a residential construction site in Shanghai July 16, 2013. The construction site is among a new developing residential area located in Jiading district of suburban Shanghai, some 30 kilometres from the city centre. According to data from the World Bank, 68 percent of China's female population aged 15 and above participate in the labour force, compared to 58 percent in the United States, 51 percent in France, and 53 percent in Germany. Around a third of China's millions of rural-urban migrant workers are women and according to an academic paper published 2010, they also earn around a third less than their male equivalents. Picture taken July 16, 2013. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY CONSTRUCTION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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September 16, 2013
Migrant construction workers work on scaffoldings during their shifts at a residential construction site...
Shanghai, China
Migrant construction workers work on scaffoldings during their shifts at a residential construction site...
Migrant construction workers work on scaffoldings during their shifts at a residential construction site in Shanghai July 2, 2013. The construction site is among a new developing residential area located in Jiading district of suburban Shanghai, some 30 kilometres from the city centre. According to data from the World Bank, 68 percent of China's female population aged 15 and above participate in the labour force, compared to 58 percent in the United States, 51 percent in France, and 53 percent in Germany. Around a third of China's millions of rural-urban migrant workers are women and according to an academic paper published 2010, they also earn around a third less than their male equivalents. Picture taken July 2, 2013. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY CONSTRUCTION)

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September 16, 2013
A female migrant construction worker walks towards her dormitory after a shift at a residential construction...
Shanghai, China
A female migrant construction worker walks towards her dormitory after a shift at a residential construction...
A female migrant construction worker walks towards her dormitory after a shift at a residential construction site in Shanghai August 6, 2013. The construction site is among a new developing residential area located in Jiading district of suburban Shanghai, some 30 kilometres from the city centre. According to data from the World Bank, 68 percent of China's female population aged 15 and above participate in the labour force, compared to 58 percent in the United States, 51 percent in France, and 53 percent in Germany. Around a third of China's millions of rural-urban migrant workers are women and according to an academic paper published 2010, they also earn around a third less than their male equivalents. Picture taken August 6, 2013. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY CONSTRUCTION)

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September 16, 2013
Wei Shuqun, a 43-year-old female migrant construction worker, works during a shift at a residential construction...
Shanghai, China
Wei Shuqun, a 43-year-old female migrant construction worker, works during a shift at a residential construction...
Wei Shuqun, a 43-year-old female migrant construction worker, works during a shift at a residential construction site in Shanghai July 17, 2013. The construction site is among a new developing residential area located in Jiading district of suburban Shanghai, some 30 kilometres from the city centre. According to data from the World Bank, 68 percent of China's female population aged 15 and above participate in the labour force, compared to 58 percent in the United States, 51 percent in France, and 53 percent in Germany. Around a third of China's millions of rural-urban migrant workers are women and according to an academic paper published 2010, they also earn around a third less than their male equivalents. Picture taken July 17, 2013. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY CONSTRUCTION)

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September 16, 2013
Female migrant construction workers pull a cart during a shift at a residential construction site in...
Shanghai, China
Female migrant construction workers pull a cart during a shift at a residential construction site in...
Female migrant construction workers pull a cart during a shift at a residential construction site in Shanghai August 6, 2013. The construction site is among a new developing residential area located in Jiading district of suburban Shanghai, some 30 kilometres from the city centre. According to data from the World Bank, 68 percent of China's female population aged 15 and above participates in the labour force, compared to 58 percent in the United States, 51 percent in France, and 53 percent in Germany. Around a third of China's millions of rural-urban migrant workers are women and according to an academic paper published 2010, they also earn around a third less than their male equivalents. Picture taken August 6, 2013. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY CONSTRUCTION)

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September 16, 2013
Migrant construction workers move steel bars during their shifts at a residential construction site in...
Shanghai, China
Migrant construction workers move steel bars during their shifts at a residential construction site in...
Migrant construction workers move steel bars during their shifts at a residential construction site in Shanghai July 17, 2013. The construction site is among a new developing residential area located in Jiading district of suburban Shanghai, some 30 kilometres from the city centre. According to data from the World Bank, 68 percent of China's female population aged 15 and above participate in the labour force, compared to 58 percent in the United States, 51 percent in France, and 53 percent in Germany. Around a third of China's millions of rural-urban migrant workers are women and according to an academic paper published 2010, they also earn around a third less than their male equivalents. Picture taken July 17, 2013. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY CONSTRUCTION)

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September 16, 2013
Female migrant construction workers collect garbage onto a cart as they work on a shift at a residential...
Shanghai, China
Female migrant construction workers collect garbage onto a cart as they work on a shift at a residential...
Female migrant construction workers collect garbage onto a cart as they work on a shift at a residential construction site in Shanghai August 12, 2013. The construction site is among a new developing residential area located in Jiading district of suburban Shanghai, some 30 kilometres from the city centre. According to data from the World Bank, 68 percent of China's female population aged 15 and above participate in the labour force, compared to 58 percent in the United States, 51 percent in France, and 53 percent in Germany. Around a third of China's millions of rural-urban migrant workers are women and according to an academic paper published 2010, they also earn around a third less than their male equivalents. Picture taken August 12, 2013. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY CONSTRUCTION)

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September 16, 2013
Zuo Xiaohong, 45-year-old female migrant construction worker closes the door of an elevator during a...
Shanghai, China
Zuo Xiaohong, 45-year-old female migrant construction worker closes the door of an elevator during a...
Zuo Xiaohong, 45-year-old female migrant construction worker closes the door of an elevator during a shift at a residential construction site in Shanghai July 17, 2013. The construction site is among a new developing residential area located in Jiading district of suburban Shanghai, some 30 kilometres from the city centre. According to data from the World Bank, 68 percent of China's female population aged 15 and above participate in the labour force, compared to 58 percent in the United States, 51 percent in France, and 53 percent in Germany. Around a third of China's millions of rural-urban migrant workers are women and according to an academic paper published 2010, they also earn around a third less than their male equivalents. Picture taken July 17, 2013. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY CONSTRUCTION)

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September 16, 2013
A female migrant construction worker takes a break during a shift at a residential construction site...
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A female migrant construction worker takes a break during a shift at a residential construction site...
A female migrant construction worker takes a break during a shift at a residential construction site in Shanghai August 12, 2013. The construction site is among a new developing residential area located in Jiading district of suburban Shanghai, some 30 kilometres from the city centre. According to data from the World Bank, 68 percent of China's female population aged 15 and above participate in the labour force, compared to 58 percent in the United States, 51 percent in France, and 53 percent in Germany. Around a third of China's millions of rural-urban migrant workers are women and according to an academic paper published 2010, they also earn around a third less than their male equivalents. Picture taken August 12, 2013. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY CONSTRUCTION)

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September 16, 2013
Ou Mei, a 45-year-old female migrant construction worker, looks at a mirror inside her dormitory after...
Shanghai, China
Ou Mei, a 45-year-old female migrant construction worker, looks at a mirror inside her dormitory after...
Ou Mei, a 45-year-old female migrant construction worker, looks at a mirror inside her dormitory after a shift at a residential construction site in Shanghai August 6, 2013. The construction site is among a new developing residential area located in Jiading district of suburban Shanghai, some 30 kilometres from the city centre. According to data from the World Bank, 68 percent of China's female population aged 15 and above participate in the labour force, compared to 58 percent in the United States, 51 percent in France, and 53 percent in Germany. Around a third of China's millions of rural-urban migrant workers are women and according to an academic paper published 2010, they also earn around a third less than their male equivalents. Picture taken August 6, 2013. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY CONSTRUCTION)

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September 16, 2013
Dirty shoes belonging to migrant construction workers are placed outside a dormitory near a residential...
Shanghai, China
Dirty shoes belonging to migrant construction workers are placed outside a dormitory near a residential...
Dirty shoes belonging to migrant construction workers are placed outside a dormitory near a residential construction site in Shanghai July 15, 2013. The construction site is among a new developing residential area located in Jiading district of suburban Shanghai, some 30 kilometres from the city centre. According to data from the World Bank, 68 percent of China's female population aged 15 and above participate in the labour force, compared to 58 percent in the United States, 51 percent in France, and 53 percent in Germany. Around a third of China's millions of rural-urban migrant workers are women and according to an academic paper published 2010, they also earn around a third less than their male equivalents. Picture taken July 15, 2013. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY CONSTRUCTION)

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September 16, 2013
A female migrant construction worker washes her clothes after a shift at a residential construction site...
Shanghai, China
A female migrant construction worker washes her clothes after a shift at a residential construction site...
A female migrant construction worker washes her clothes after a shift at a residential construction site in Shanghai August 12, 2013. The construction site is among a new developing residential area located in Jiading district of suburban Shanghai, some 30 kilometres from the city centre. According to data from the World Bank, 68 percent of China's female population aged 15 and above participate in the labour force, compared to 58 percent in the United States, 51 percent in France, and 53 percent in Germany. Around a third of China's millions of rural-urban migrant workers are women and according to an academic paper published 2010, they also earn around a third less than their male equivalents. Picture taken August 12, 2013. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY CONSTRUCTION)

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September 16, 2013
Zuo Xiaohong (2nd L), a 41-year-old female migrant construction worker, washes her hair outside her dormitory...
Shanghai, China
Zuo Xiaohong, a 41-year-old female migrant construction worker, washes her hair outside her dormitory...
Zuo Xiaohong (2nd L), a 41-year-old female migrant construction worker, washes her hair outside her dormitory after a shift at a residential construction site in Shanghai July 16, 2013. The construction site is among a new developing residential area located in Jiading district of suburban Shanghai, some 30 kilometres from the city centre. According to data from the World Bank, 68 percent of China's female population aged 15 and above participates in the labour force, compared to 58 percent in the United States, 51 percent in France, and 53 percent in Germany. Around a third of China's millions of rural-urban migrant workers are women and according to an academic paper published 2010, they also earn around a third less than their male equivalents. Picture taken July 16, 2013. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY CONSTRUCTION)

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September 16, 2013
Zou Yunli (L), a 38-year-old female migrant construction worker ,washes her feet after a shift at a residential...
Shanghai, China
Zou Yunli, a 38-year-old female migrant construction worker, washes her feet after a shift at a residential...
Zou Yunli (L), a 38-year-old female migrant construction worker ,washes her feet after a shift at a residential construction site in Shanghai July 16, 2013. The construction site is among a new developing residential area located in Jiading district of suburban Shanghai, some 30 kilometres from the city centre.According to data from the World Bank, 68 percent of China's female population aged 15 and above participate in the labour force, compared to 58 percent in the United States, 51 percent in France, and 53 percent in Germany. Around a third of China's millions of rural-urban migrant workers are women and according to an academic paper published 2010, they also earn around a third less than their male equivalents. Picture taken July 16, 2013. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY CONSTRUCTION)

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September 16, 2013
Ou Mei, 45-year-old female migrant construction worker, washes her hair outside her dormitory after a...
Shanghai, China
Ou Mei, 45-year-old female migrant construction worker, washes her hair outside her dormitory after a...
Ou Mei, 45-year-old female migrant construction worker, washes her hair outside her dormitory after a shift at a residential construction site in Shanghai August 6, 2013. The construction site is among a new developing residential area located in Jiading district of suburban Shanghai, some 30 kilometres from the city centre. According to data from the World Bank, 68 percent of China's female population aged 15 and above participate in the labour force, compared to 58 percent in the United States, 51 percent in France, and 53 percent in Germany. Around a third of China's millions of rural-urban migrant workers are women and according to an academic paper published 2010, they also earn around a third less than their male equivalents. Picture taken August 6, 2013. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY CONSTRUCTION)

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September 16, 2013
Migrant construction workers relax in the evening breeze outside their dormitories after a shift at a...
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Migrant construction workers relax in the evening breeze outside their dormitories after a shift at a...
Migrant construction workers relax in the evening breeze outside their dormitories after a shift at a residential construction site in Shanghai August 12, 2013. The construction site is among a new developing residential area located in Jiading district of suburban Shanghai, some 30 kilometres from the city centre. According to data from the World Bank, 68 percent of China's female population aged 15 and above participate in the labour force, compared to 58 percent in the United States, 51 percent in France, and 53 percent in Germany. Around a third of China's millions of rural-urban migrant workers are women and according to an academic paper published 2010, they also earn around a third less than their male equivalents. Picture taken August 12, 2013. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY CONSTRUCTION)

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September 16, 2013
Female migrant construction workers play cards at their dormitories after a shift at a residential construction...
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Female migrant construction workers play cards at their dormitories after a shift at a residential construction...
Female migrant construction workers play cards at their dormitories after a shift at a residential construction site in Shanghai August 12, 2013. The construction site is among a new developing residential area located in Jiading district of suburban Shanghai, some 30 kilometres from the city centre. According to data from the World Bank, 68 percent of China's female population aged 15 and above participate in the labour force, compared to 58 percent in the United States, 51 percent in France, and 53 percent in Germany. Around a third of China's millions of rural-urban migrant workers are women and according to an academic paper published 2010, they also earn around a third less than their male equivalents. Picture taken August 12, 2013. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY CONSTRUCTION)

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September 16, 2013
Wei Shuqun, a 43-year-old female migrant construction worker, and her husband, a fellow migrant construction...
Shanghai, China
Wei Shuqun, a 43-year-old female migrant construction worker, and her husband, a fellow migrant construction...
Wei Shuqun, a 43-year-old female migrant construction worker, and her husband, a fellow migrant construction worker, eat a meal inside their dormitory after their shifts at a residential construction site in Shanghai July 17, 2013. The construction site is among a new developing residential area located in Jiading district of suburban Shanghai, some 30 kilometres from the city centre. According to data from the World Bank, 68 percent of China's female population aged 15 and above participate in the labour force, compared to 58 percent in the United States, 51 percent in France, and 53 percent in Germany. Around a third of China's millions of rural-urban migrant workers are women and according to an academic paper published 2010, they also earn around a third less than their male equivalents. Picture taken July 17, 2013. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY CONSTRUCTION)

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September 16, 2013
Migrant construction workers eat a meal at their dormitory after a shift at a residential construction...
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Migrant construction workers eat a meal at their dormitory after a shift at a residential construction...
Migrant construction workers eat a meal at their dormitory after a shift at a residential construction site in Shanghai August 12, 2013. The construction site is among a new developing residential area located in Jiading district of suburban Shanghai, some 30 kilometres from the city centre. According to data from the World Bank, 68 percent of China's female population aged 15 and above participate in the labour force, compared to 58 percent in the United States, 51 percent in France, and 53 percent in Germany. Around a third of China's millions of rural-urban migrant workers are women and according to an academic paper published 2010, they also earn around a third less than their male equivalents. Picture taken August 12, 2013. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY CONSTRUCTION)

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September 16, 2013
Migrant construction workers relax in the evening breeze outside their dormitories after a shift at a...
Shanghai, China
Migrant construction workers relax in the evening breeze outside their dormitories after a shift at a...
Migrant construction workers relax in the evening breeze outside their dormitories after a shift at a residential construction site in Shanghai August 12, 2013. The construction site is among a new developing residential area located in Jiading district of suburban Shanghai, some 30 kilometres from the city centre. According to data from the World Bank, 68 percent of China's female population aged 15 and above participate in the labour force, compared to 58 percent in the United States, 51 percent in France, and 53 percent in Germany. Around a third of China's millions of rural-urban migrant workers are women and according to an academic paper published 2010, they also earn around a third less than their male equivalents. Picture taken August 12, 2013. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY CONSTRUCTION)

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September 16, 2013
Migrant construction workers gamble with cards after a shift at a construction site in Shanghai August...
Shanghai, China
Migrant construction workers gamble with cards after a shift at a construction site in Shanghai
Migrant construction workers gamble with cards after a shift at a construction site in Shanghai August 12, 2013. The construction site is among a new developing residential area located in Jiading district of suburban Shanghai, some 30 kilometres from the city centre. According to data from the World Bank, 68 percent of China's female population aged 15 and above participate in the labour force, compared to 58 percent in the United States, 51 percent in France, and 53 percent in Germany. Around a third of China's millions of rural-urban migrant workers are women and according to an academic paper published 2010, they also earn around a third less than their male equivalents. Picture taken August 12, 2013. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY CONSTRUCTION)

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September 16, 2013
Migrant construction workers drink beer during a meal inside their dormitory after a shift at a residential...
Shanghai, China
Migrant construction workers drink beer during a meal inside their dormitory after a shift at a residential...
Migrant construction workers drink beer during a meal inside their dormitory after a shift at a residential construction site in Shanghai July 2, 2013. The construction site is among a new developing residential area located in Jiading district of suburban Shanghai, some 30 kilometres from the city centre. According to data from the World Bank, 68 percent of China's female population aged 15 and above participate in the labour force, compared to 58 percent in the United States, 51 percent in France, and 53 percent in Germany. Around a third of China's millions of rural-urban migrant workers are women and according to an academic paper published 2010, they also earn around a third less than their male equivalents. Picture taken July 2, 2013. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY CONSTRUCTION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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September 16, 2013
Female migrant construction workers walk towards their dormitories after a shift at a residential construction...
Shanghai, China
Female migrant construction workers walk towards their dormitories after a shift at a residential construction...
Female migrant construction workers walk towards their dormitories after a shift at a residential construction site in Shanghai August 21, 2013. The construction site is among a new developing residential area located in Jiading district of suburban Shanghai, some 30 kilometres from the city centre. According to data from the World Bank, 68 percent of China's female population aged 15 and above participate in the labour force, compared to 58 percent in the United States, 51 percent in France, and 53 percent in Germany. Around a third of China's millions of rural-urban migrant workers are women and according to an academic paper published 2010, they also earn around a third less than their male equivalents. Picture taken August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY CONSTRUCTION)

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September 16, 2013
A migrant construction worker smokes a cigarette as he lies down on his bed inside his dormitory near...
Shanghai, China
A migrant construction worker smokes a cigarette as he lies down on his bed inside his dormitory near...
A migrant construction worker smokes a cigarette as he lies down on his bed inside his dormitory near a residential construction site in Shanghai July 15, 2013. The construction site is among a new developing residential area located in Jiading district of suburban Shanghai, some 30 kilometres from the city centre. According to data from the World Bank, 68 percent of China's female population aged 15 and above participate in the labour force, compared to 58 percent in the United States, 51 percent in France, and 53 percent in Germany. Around a third of China's millions of rural-urban migrant workers are women and according to an academic paper published 2010, they also earn around a third less than their male equivalents. Picture taken July 15, 2013. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY CONSTRUCTION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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September 16, 2013
A female migrant construction worker walks with her child after fetching water near their dormitories...
Shanghai, China
A female migrant construction worker walks with her child after fetching water near their dormitories...
A female migrant construction worker walks with her child after fetching water near their dormitories near a residential construction site in Shanghai August 12, 2013. The construction site is among a new developing residential area located in Jiading district of suburban Shanghai, some 30 kilometres from the city centre. According to data from the World Bank, 68 percent of China's female population aged 15 and above participate in the labour force, compared to 58 percent in the United States, 51 percent in France, and 53 percent in Germany. Around a third of China's millions of rural-urban migrant workers are women and according to an academic paper published 2010, they also earn around a third less than their male equivalents. Picture taken August 12, 2013. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY CONSTRUCTION)

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September 16, 2013
Migrant construction workers watch an open air movie near their dormitories after a shift at a residential...
Shanghai, China
Migrant construction workers watch an open air movie near their dormitories after a shift at a residential...
Migrant construction workers watch an open air movie near their dormitories after a shift at a residential construction site in Shanghai July 15, 2013. The construction site is among a new developing residential area located in Jiading district of suburban Shanghai, some 30 kilometres from the city centre. According to data from the World Bank, 68 percent of China's female population aged 15 and above participate in the labour force, compared to 58 percent in the United States, 51 percent in France, and 53 percent in Germany. Around a third of China's millions of rural-urban migrant workers are women and according to an academic paper published 2010, they also earn around a third less than their male equivalents. Picture taken July 15, 2013. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY CONSTRUCTION)

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September 16, 2013
Migrant construction workers look at goods sold by peddlers on a small street outside their dormitories...
Shanghai, China
Migrant construction workers look at goods sold by peddlers on a small street outside their dormitories...
Migrant construction workers look at goods sold by peddlers on a small street outside their dormitories near a residential construction site in Shanghai July 2, 2013. The construction site is among a new developing residential area located in Jiading district of suburban Shanghai, some 30 kilometres from the city centre. According to data from the World Bank, 68 percent of China's female population aged 15 and above participate in the labour force, compared to 58 percent in the United States, 51 percent in France, and 53 percent in Germany. Around a third of China's millions of rural-urban migrant workers are women and according to an academic paper published 2010, they also earn around a third less than their male equivalents. Picture taken July 2, 2013. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY CONSTRUCTION)

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A female migrant construction worker walks into her dormitory near newly-built residential apartments...
Shanghai, China
A female migrant construction worker walks into her dormitory near newly-built residential apartments...
A female migrant construction worker walks into her dormitory near newly-built residential apartments in Shanghai August 12, 2013. The construction site is among a new developing residential area located in Jiading district of suburban Shanghai, some 30 kilometres from the city centre. According to data from the World Bank, 68 percent of China's female population aged 15 and above participate in the labour force, compared to 58 percent in the United States, 51 percent in France, and 53 percent in Germany. Around a third of China's millions of rural-urban migrant workers are women and according to an academic paper published 2010, they also earn around a third less than their male equivalents. Picture taken August 12, 2013. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY CONSTRUCTION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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