China's Poor Regions: Rural-Urban Migration, Poverty, Economic Reform and Urbanisation, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

China's Poor Regions

Rural-Urban Migration, Poverty, Economic Reform and Urbanisation, 1st Edition

By Mei Zhang

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224 pages

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The number of poor people in China is huge, despite recent economic advances. This book investigates the problem of poverty in China's regions, discussing in particular the role of rural-urban migration in reducing poverty. It surveys the distribution and characteristics of poverty, examines anti-poverty initiatives by the Chinese government and includes the results of original research conducted in Shanxi, a typical province in Central China.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Poverty and Migration: a theoretical overview 2. Poverty and international migration in China 3. Case study region and methodology 4. Case study analysis: sending areas 5. Case study analysis: destinations 6. To what extent can rural-urban migration resolve rural poverty?

About the Author

Mei Zhang holds a PhD Degree from the University of Cambridge. Her main areas of work are women labour, rural-urban migration and poverty, urbanisation and quantitative analyses of urban environments.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General