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How Migrant Labor Is Changing Rural China (Cambridge Modern China)by Rachel Murphy
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This study examines the changing effects of labor migration on the countryside of post-Mao China. Most of the changes are occurring because the migrants send money home and return to their villages for visits or to resettle. The return flows of money, people and information affects rural inequalities, rural spending patterns, agriculture, family relationships, the position of women, and the interactions between villagers and officials. Importantly, some returned migrants even create businesses at home. The book is based on in-depth fieldwork in the Chinese countryside, and it draws comparisons with migration and rural development in other countries.
This book examines how labor migration is changing the countryside in post-Mao China. The return flows of money, people and information affects rural inequalities, rural spending patterns, agriculture, family relationships, the position of women, and the interactions between villagers and officials.
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1. Values, goals and resources; 2. China, Jiangxi and the fieldwork counties; 3. Resource redistribution and inequality; 4. Migration, remittances and goals; 5. Recruiting returnees to build enterprises and towns; 6. The enterprises and the entrepreneurs; 7. Entrepreneurs, socio-economic change, and interactions with the state; 8. Returning home with heavy hearts and empty pockets; Conclusion.
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