Internal migration in China: Linking it to development
Date of Issue2005
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
In recent years, the Chinese Government pursued a more positive approach towards rural-urban migration, and adopted a number of policies in support of rural migrants in urban areas. This paper shall emphasize the relationship between migration and development and poverty alleviation. It is proposed that internal labour migration can have a positive effect on development and poverty alleviation in the areas of origin. It will also highlight the new policies and practices initiated in recent years.
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