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Urban Integration of Rural Migrants in China

Yan, Shudi LU (2019) SGEM08 20191
Department of Human Geography
Abstract
The reform and opening up of China has greatly promoted its economic development and urbanization process. However, meanwhile, kinds of serious urban issues emerges. By urbanization, migrant workers have to leave rural areas and move to cities. During working and living in cities, they face series of urban integration difficulties. From the perspectives of social integration and space production and justice, this study first summarizes main problems when migrant workers integrate into urban society. Then this study argues that institutional defects, namely household registration system, local occupational protection policies and social security system, are the most important factors and analyzes how these defects cause integration... (More)
The reform and opening up of China has greatly promoted its economic development and urbanization process. However, meanwhile, kinds of serious urban issues emerges. By urbanization, migrant workers have to leave rural areas and move to cities. During working and living in cities, they face series of urban integration difficulties. From the perspectives of social integration and space production and justice, this study first summarizes main problems when migrant workers integrate into urban society. Then this study argues that institutional defects, namely household registration system, local occupational protection policies and social security system, are the most important factors and analyzes how these defects cause integration problems. Last, this study link urban integration issues with space production and spatial injustice and analyzes how spatial injustices occurs under the mechanism of the production of urban space in China. From the norm of spatial justice, this study argue that a more open and inclusive urban system is needed in China. (Less)
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Yan, Shudi LU
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SGEM08 20191
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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Urbanization, Social Integration, Institutional Defect, Spatial Injustice, China
language
English
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8991470
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2019-08-12 12:30:43
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  abstract     = {The reform and opening up of China has greatly promoted its economic development and urbanization process. However, meanwhile, kinds of serious urban issues emerges. By urbanization, migrant workers have to leave rural areas and move to cities. During working and living in cities, they face series of urban integration difficulties. From the perspectives of social integration and space production and justice, this study first summarizes main problems when migrant workers integrate into urban society. Then this study argues that institutional defects, namely household registration system, local occupational protection policies and social security system, are the most important factors and analyzes how these defects cause integration problems. Last, this study link urban integration issues with space production and spatial injustice and analyzes how spatial injustices occurs under the mechanism of the production of urban space in China. From the norm of spatial justice, this study argue that a more open and inclusive urban system is needed in China.},
  author       = {Yan, Shudi},
  keyword      = {Urbanization,Social Integration,Institutional Defect,Spatial Injustice,China},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Urban Integration of Rural Migrants in China},
  year         = {2019},
}