Migration as a rural development strategy and the migrants involved : an account of a migrants' hometown in Sichuan, China
AbstractThis paper attempts to describe part of the history of Chinese rural migration to urban industrial areas. Using a case study of a township in Sichuan, the author examines a type of rural development which she defines as a "bottom-up" style strategy of regional development. Different types of social mobility are observed in the case study, and over its long history, migration in the township has offered diverse means of social mobility to the local peasants. The paper concludes by considering the diversity and limits of Chinese social mobility at this stage.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO) in its series IDE Discussion Papers with number 337.
Date of creation: Mar 2012
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Publication status: Published in IDE Discussion Paper. No. 337. 2012.3
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