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Migration and Populations in China

Moving Peoples and Creating Change, 1st Edition

By Caroline Hoy


256 pages

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Hardback: 9780415187749
pub: 2007-10-15

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The internal migration of its population is the most dynamic demographic phenomenon in China today. Investigating this, Caroline Hoy's detailed book integrates description and analysis, and incorporates a wide range of sources (both Chinese and English), from census and survey data to personal testimonies.

Author Caroline Hoy examines the impacts of migration on the individual and on communities, as well as the relationship between migration and the wider society. She positions migration within the processes of urbanization, modernization and cultural change. The implications of this migration for development and change in China are discussed in depth, along with the way in which the Chinese experience extends existing ideas about the place of migration in the process of social and economic transition.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction 1. Introduction 2. Migration and Reform in China Part 2: The Realities of Migration 3. Leaving 4. Arriving 5. The Economic Impact of Migration Part 3: Themes of Anti-Migration 6. Policing Migrants 7. Migrants, Fertility and the Family Planning Policies 8. Discussion

About the Series

Routledge Research in Population and Migration

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General