By C. Cindy Fan
China at the Move deals a brand new and extra thorough clarification of migration, which integrates wisdom from geography, inhabitants experiences, sociology and politics; to assist us comprehend the tactics of social, political, and financial swap linked to robust migration streams so necessary to chinese language development.
Using a wide physique of analysis, transparent and engaging illustrations (maps, tables, and charts) of findings in accordance with census, survey and box info, and chosen qualitative fabric akin to migrants’ narratives, this e-book offers an up to date, systematic, empirically wealthy, multifaceted and vigorous research of migration in China.
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Extra resources for China on the Move: Migration, the State, and the Household
This reflects partly the agrarian nature of the economy which bound people to the land. Low rates of rural–urban migration also explained the persistently low levels of urbanization. As late as 1953, the level of urbanization was only 13 percent (Zhou and Ma 2005). Over the past five decades, mobility levels and rates have fluctuated – they increased during the 1950s, decreased sharply during the 1960s due to migration control (see Chapter 3), and then increased in the 1970s and especially since the 1980s (Yang 1994: 103–122).
Volume and spatial patterns of migration 39 Summary and conclusion Internal migration in China, whether evaluated by flow or stock measures, has increased manyfold since the 1980s. Between the 1990 and 2000 censuses, intercounty migration has more than doubled in size, interprovincial migration has almost tripled in size, and intercounty floating population has increased by three and a half times. Temporary migrants account for less than half of all intercounty migrants according to the 1990 census, but have increased their share to almost three-quarters by the 2000 census.
Though the exact effect of this change is difficult to determine, most researchers expect the effect to be relatively minor (Liang 2001a; Huadong shifan daxue 2005: 1216). Second, the 2000 census counts as migrants not only persons who have moved between county-level units but also those who have moved within county-level units (between township-level units; see also “Spatial patterns of migration”) (Wang and Ye 2004). 1). 1). 2 Sources: 1990 census one percent sample; Liang and Ma (2004); NBS (2002: 1813–1817); Population Census Office (2002).
China on the Move: Migration, the State, and the Household by C. Cindy Fan