Migration Patterns

Rural-Urban Migration and Policy Responses in China: Challenges and Options

Author : Dewen Wang | 2008
Published By: International Labour Organisation

This paper examines the recent history of rural-urban labour migration in China in the process of its rapid socioeconomic transformation. It looks at the trends and patterns of this internal migration and its consequences on the rights and welfare of rural migrant workers and their families. The paper argues that rural-urban migration has been crucial to China’s rapid economic growth and that the provision of decent work to rural migrant workers is needed to narrow inequalities and achieve more balanced growth in the country.

URL : http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---asia/---ro-bangkok/documents/publication/wcms_160569.pdf

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