Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Migration and the well-being of left-behind children in China
by Guo, Lin, Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany, 2012, 200; 3518148
Abstract (Summary)

The rise of the floating population in China has greatly stimulated researchers' interest in studying the trends and characteristics of internal migrants, as well as their roles in China's economic transformations. Recent estimation from the Bi-Census data of 2005 suggests as many as 58 million children (under age 18) are left-behind in migrant-sending regions while their parents are away working. The absence of these migrant parents from the home may bring both short- and long-term consequences for their left-behind children. This dissertation aims to provide a systematic examination of the impact of parental migration on the well-being of rural left-behind children, so as to suggest policy implications for enhancing the well-being of this population, as well as future generations.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Liang, Zai
Commitee: Hernandez, Donald, South, Scott, Trent, Katherine
School: State University of New York at Albany
Department: Sociology
School Location: United States -- New York
Source: DAI-A 73/12(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Asian Studies, Individual & family studies, Ethnic studies
Keywords: Children, China, Internal migration
Publication Number: 3518148
ISBN: 9781267490841
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