Tuesday, March 29, 2016

China looking at implications for children of rural-urban migration

Emily Feng reports today for Sinosphere in the New York Times:
The Chinese government plans to conduct the country’s first comprehensive survey of rural children left behind by parents who have migrated to cities in search of work, the China Youth Daily has reported
The move comes after a series of reports on the plight of “left-behind” children, who are often put in the care of older relatives or are sometimes abandoned. Researchers say that many of these children have anxiety and depression, and that they exhibit high rates of juvenile delinquency and poor school performance.
Other posts about rural-urban migration in China--its causes, consequences, and the state's responses to it--are here, herehere, and here.

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