Migration in China

Migration in China

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Economic reform in China has led to migration of people on a scale never before seen in the country. Since China's new industrial revolution began in the late-1970s, there has been a flow of tens of millions of surplus rural labourers and their families moving from rural to urban areas. This phenomenon has been described in terms of both a blessing for China's economic development and a threat against its social order. This volume examines the different aspects of internal Chinese migration, including a brief introduction to current research and pointers to the methodological traps that can occur in the field.migration have recently been published in the West, but most of them are either highly technical or largely normative.1 This essay, however, intends to present an overview of the issues concerning Chinaa#39;s surplus rural labourers and internalanbsp;...

Title:Migration in China
Author:Børge Bakken
Publisher:NIAS Press - 1998


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