Urban Migrants and Poverty Reduction in China

Edited by: Huang Ping, Genevieve Domenach-Chich

Now available in paperback, this book is the result of a large-scale research project conducted across China from 2002 to 2010. Packed full of original material, academic analysis, expert knowledge, and practical policy suggestions, the book paints a detailed picture of one of the consequences of China's startling economic transformation. Since reform and opening up, China has witnessed an increasingly large scale rural labor population mobility between country and town. According to statistics - from the agricultural department, labor department, and social security department - in 2004, the number of rural peasant workers in urban areas reached about 120 million. Since the beginning of the 1990s, research circles have devoted much attention to this sociological group. Much of this research stresses the disadvantageous position of the migrant workers compared to the urban residents (Hukou). The Chinese government, in its helping of the poor and in its policy development, lacks focus on the problem of the impoverished urban peasant worker. The book, through the angle of poverty analysis, attempts to deal with China's problem of large-scale population mobility and its creation of an impoverished urban peasant worker population. (Series: Migration in China) [Subject: Sociology, Asian Studies, Chinese Studies, Labor Studies, Migration Studies, Urban Studies, Poverty Studies, Development Studies]

Publication Date: 3/31/2015
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781844644469

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