Published by Routledge
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.