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Author Sun, Li, author.

Title Rural Urban Migration and Policy Intervention in China : Migrant Workers' Coping Strategies / Li Sun.

Published Singapore : Palgrave Macmillan, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xv, 193 pages) : illustrations, map
Series Springer Social Sciences 2019 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- A glance on rural urban migration -- Concepts and methods: coping as a social action -- Migration phases and state intervention in the history of the PRC -- Rural urban migration policies in China since 2000s -- Job Seeking: social networks as a functional substitute for government's program -- Wage exploitation: protests as an emerging strategy in Chinese society -- Work-related injuries: injured but not entitled for legal compensation -- Illness in cities: claimants appreciate the usefulness of "money" -- Conclusion and Discussion.
Summary "This book examines rural-urban migration policies in China, and considers how Chinese workers cope with migration events in the context of these policies. It explores the contribution of migrant workers to the Chinese economy, the impact of changes within the 'hukou' system (household registration) and the impact of recent migration policies promoting rural-urban migration and targeting key events during migrant workers' migration trajectories - job-seeking, wage exploitation, work injuries and illness - namely the corresponding 'Skills Training Program for Migrant Workers', the 'Circular on Managing Wage Payment to Migrant Workers', the 'Circular on Migrant Workers Participating in Work-Related Injury Insurance', and the 'New Rural Medical Cooperative Scheme' (Health Insurance). Through in-depth interviews, it examines how when facing such challenges, migrant workers choose to either make a claim under existing policies, or use other coping strategies. The book notably proposes a typology of "coping" which includes a variety of administrative coping, political coping and social coping, and considers how workers in China harness the power of civil groups and social networks."-- Provided by publisher.
Other author SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Rural-urban migration -- Government policy -- China.
Migrant labor -- China -- Psychological aspects.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9789811080937 (electronic bk.)
9811080933 (electronic bk.)