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Does Hukou make a difference? : a study of rural migrant workers in urban regions in China

Jiang, Xujun LU (2012) WPMM41 20121
School of Social Work
Abstract
Internal migration has become debatable issue in China, since there are more and more migrant workers after social economic reform. Those migrant workers, attracted by better job opportunities in cities, have made great contribution for urban areas; but at the meantime they are suffering from restrictions caused by household system. In this thesis the main purpose is to figure out the links between migrant workers and hukou system, and at the meantime give readers some basic information about the situations of (rural) migrant workers in China. In order to achieve this, both qualitative and quantitative approaches is introduced in this research, with the purpose of increasing the reliability of my research. For quantitative part, I used... (More)
Internal migration has become debatable issue in China, since there are more and more migrant workers after social economic reform. Those migrant workers, attracted by better job opportunities in cities, have made great contribution for urban areas; but at the meantime they are suffering from restrictions caused by household system. In this thesis the main purpose is to figure out the links between migrant workers and hukou system, and at the meantime give readers some basic information about the situations of (rural) migrant workers in China. In order to achieve this, both qualitative and quantitative approaches is introduced in this research, with the purpose of increasing the reliability of my research. For quantitative part, I used RUMICI database which helps me picture the general situation of (rural) migrant workers from macro level; moreover the experiences from individual level--namely specific rural migrant workers--are also discussed in my thesis, for the reason that I want to make their voice heard and also as a support to my quantitative method (because the database itself could not answer my research questions propery). As you can read in my thesis, RUMICI database shows there are differences between migrant workers and local people. And interviews with rural migrant workers presented in 5th and 6th sections indicate that such differences are somehow concerned with household registration system in China. Also, the analysis of my empirical research is also presented so that readers could have better understanding from a more theoretical perspective. (Less)
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author
Jiang, Xujun LU
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organization
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WPMM41 20121
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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Internal migrants, migrant workers, hukou system
language
English
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3053075
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2012-09-14 12:58:49
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  abstract     = {Internal migration has become debatable issue in China, since there are more and more migrant workers after social economic reform. Those migrant workers, attracted by better job opportunities in cities, have made great contribution for urban areas; but at the meantime they are suffering from restrictions caused by household system. In this thesis the main purpose is to figure out the links between migrant workers and hukou system, and at the meantime give readers some basic information about the situations of (rural) migrant workers in China. In order to achieve this, both qualitative and quantitative approaches is introduced in this research, with the purpose of increasing the reliability of my research. For quantitative part, I used RUMICI database which helps me picture the general situation of (rural) migrant workers from macro level; moreover the experiences from individual level--namely specific rural migrant workers--are also discussed in my thesis, for the reason that I want to make their voice heard and also as a support to my quantitative method (because the database itself could not answer my research questions propery). As you can read in my thesis, RUMICI database shows there are differences between migrant workers and local people. And interviews with rural migrant workers presented in 5th and 6th sections indicate that such differences are somehow concerned with household registration system in China. Also, the analysis of my empirical research is also presented so that readers could have better understanding from a more theoretical perspective.},
  author       = {Jiang, Xujun},
  keyword      = {Internal migrants,migrant workers,hukou system},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Does Hukou make a difference? : a study of rural migrant workers in urban regions in China},
  year         = {2012},
}