|Publisher||China Labour Bulletin|
A break-down of the history of China’s rural population and how so many people from the countryside began going to the city to find work. It breaks down the demographics of the migrants, their healthcare, education, and the migration’s effects on rural children.
Also explains China’s household registration system – hukou (户口) – and how that caused the migration.
|Excerpt||One of the greatest human migrations of all times – hundreds of millions of young men and women from the countryside poured into the factories and construction sites of China’s coastal boom towns.|
|Curator Notes||Note that migrant workers did not receive any social services from the cities that they work at.|
|Publish Date||May 4, 2021|