Labour Migration and Social Development in Contemporary China by Rachel MurphyLabour Migration and Social Development in Contemporary China by Rachel Murphy

Labour Migration and Social Development in Contemporary China

EditorRachel Murphy

Paperback | July 21, 2010

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Since the mid-1980s, mass migration from the countryside to urban areas has been one of the most dramatic and noticeable changes in China. Labour migration has not only exerted a profound impact on China's economy; it has also had far-reaching consequences for its social development. This book examines labour migration in China, focusing on the social dimensions of this phenomenon, as well as on the economic aspects of the migration and development relationship. It provides in-depth coverage of pertinent topics which include the role of labour migration in poverty alleviation; the social costs of remittance and regional, gender and generational inequalities in their distribution; hukou reform and the inclusion of migrants in urban social security and medical insurance systems; the provision of schools for migrants' children; the provision of sexual health services to migrants; the housing conditions of migrants; the mobilization of women workers' social networks to improve labour protection; and the role of NGOs in providing social services for migrants. Throughout, it pays particular attention to policy implications, including the impact of the recent policy shift of the Chinese government, which has made social issues more central to national development policies, and has initiated policy reforms pertaining to migration.

Rachel Murphyis University Lecturer in the Sociology of China and Faculty Fellow at St Antony's College, University of Oxford. Her publications includeHow Migrant Labor isChanging Rural China(2002),Chinese Citizenship: Views from the Margins(2006, co-ed with V. L. Fong),Media, Identity and Struggle in 21stCentury China(2008, co-ed with...
Title:Labour Migration and Social Development in Contemporary ChinaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:July 21, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415590299

ISBN - 13:9780415590297


Table of Contents

ForewordFrank Laczko1. Introduction: Labour Migration and Social Development in ChinaRachel Murphy  2. Migration and Poverty Alleviation in ChinaDewen Wang and Fang Cai  3. Migrant Remittances in China: the Distribution of Economic Benefits and Social CostsRachel Murphy 4. Hukou Reform and Social Security for Migrant Workers in ChinaRan Tao 5. Migrant Children and Migrant Schooling: Policies, Problems and PossibilitiesTerry Woronov  6. Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues Among Migrants in ChinaCaroline Hoy  7. Housing and Migrants in CitiesYa Ping Wang and Yanglin Wang  8. The Making of a Global Dormitory Labour Regime: Labour Protection and Labour Organizing of Migrant Women in South ChinaPun Ngai  9. NGOs, Civil Society and Migrants in ChinaJude Howell