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Rural Urban Migration and Policy Intervention in China

Migrant Workers' Coping Strategies

Authors: Sun, Li

  • Explores the impact of changes within the ‘hukou’ system (household registration) on Chinese rural-urban migration
  • Considers migrant worker choices in coping techniques when dealing with major event such as wage exploitation, work injuries and illness
  • Proposes a  typology of “coping” which includes a variety of administrative coping, political coping and social coping
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About this book

This book examines rural-urban migration policies in China, and considers how Chinese workers cope with migration events in the context of these policies. It explores the contribution of migrant workers to the Chinese economy, the impact of changes within the ‘hukou’ system (household registration) and the impact of recent migration policies promoting  rural-urban migration and targeting key events during migrant workers’ migration trajectories - job-seeking, wage exploitation, work injuries and illness - namely the corresponding ‘Skills Training Program for Migrant Workers’,  the ‘Circular on Managing Wage Payment to Migrant Workers’,  the ‘Circular on Migrant Workers Participating in Work-Related Injury Insurance’, and the ‘New Rural Medical Cooperative Scheme’ (Health Insurance). Through in-depth interviews, it examines how when facing such challenges, migrant workers choose to either make a claim under existing policies, or use other coping strategies. The book notably proposes a typology of “coping” which includes a variety of administrative coping, political coping and social coping, and considers how workers in China harness the power of civil groups and social networks.

About the authors

Li Sun is a lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom. Her primary research interest is China’s urbanization, including rural-urban migration, social inequality, social protection, land and housing issues, and public policies. Dr Sun also serves as a consultant to the United Nations, the World Bank, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, as well as various government offices in China, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Sun, Li

    Pages 1-9

  • A Glance on Rural–Urban Migration

    Sun, Li

    Pages 11-38

  • Concepts and Methods: Coping as a Social Action

    Sun, Li

    Pages 39-68

  • Migration Phase and State Intervention in the History of the PRC

    Sun, Li

    Pages 69-88

  • Rural–Urban Migration Policies in China Since 2000s

    Sun, Li

    Pages 89-108

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-8093-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $79.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-10-8092-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rural Urban Migration and Policy Intervention in China
Book Subtitle
Migrant Workers' Coping Strategies
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-8093-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-8093-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-8092-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 193
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations
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