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China's Poor Regions: Rural-Urban Migration, Poverty, Economic Reform and Urbanisation

Zhang, Mei

978 1 138 36203 1
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54.95 USD
36.99 GBP

Publication date:
5 September 2018

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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?


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.



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