Left-Behind Children in Rural China

Author: Ye Jingzhong

ISBN: 978-1-84464-082-9

E-ISBN: 9781844640867

Paperback - 420 pages

English

1st April, 2011

£20 €24 $45

Description:

This ground breaking work is the result of research by Plan International China and the China Agricultural University on children who have been left behind in their rural villages when their parents migrate to cities in search of work. There has been for many years the acknowledgement that rural migrant workers have been the backbone of the labour force that provides the muscle for the rapid urban growth and development of the cities of China. This study provides the first insights from the perspectives of children themselves on the phenomenon. We now know as a result of this pioneering study that all is not well with children when their parents migrate to the cities in search of work. There are many social and psychological issues facing children that will influence their future because of what is happening to them now when they are without the guidance, love and nurturing of their parents. When evaluating and studying the huge impact of migration in China understanding the situation of Left-behind children offers many valuable lessons. The migration of rural workers to China’s rapidly expanding cities is a major phenomenon in China and this study of left-behind children gives insights into its impact on the lives of rural children in China and their families. Related title: Urban Migrants and Poverty Reduction in China

Contents:

1. Impact Study of Rural Labor Migration on Left-behind Children in Mid-west China 2. Survey on the Left-behind Children in Dasha Village, Liushu Township, Xixiang County, Shaanxi Province 3. Survey on the Left-behind Children in Xinglin Village,Chunlin Township, Pucheng County, Shaanxi Province 4. Survey on the Left-behind Children in Cuijiapan Village 5. Survey on the Left-behind Children in Mourong Village, Jiangtai Township, Xiji County, Ningxia Hui Nationality Autonomous Region 6. Survey on the Left-behind Children in Zhangcun Village, Guanzhuang Township, Chunhua County, Shaanxi Province 7. Survey on the Left-behind Children in Huanggelao Village, Guta Township, Yuyang District, Yulin Municipality, Shaanxi Province 8. Survey on the Left-behind Children in Bamudi Village, Zhenzhuquan Township, Yanqing County, Beijing Municipality 9. Survey on the Left-behind Children in Dongying Village, Luanping Township, Luanping County, Hebei Province 10. Survey on the Left-behind Children in Nanyuan Village, Yuwang Township, Tongxin County, Ningxia Hui Nationality Autonomous Region 11. Survey on the Left-behind Children in Yuangang Village, Yixian County, Hebei Province

About the Authors:

Written by Ye Jingzhong (China), James Murray (USA), in association with Plan International China and the China Agricultural University.

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