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.
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?