Social Stratification in Migrant-Concentrated Communities in China: Findings from a Five-City Study of Migration and Urban Poverty

By Fei Guo and Zhanxin Zhang.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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Based on recent large-scale survey data, this paper examines the patterns of integration/segregation and social stratification of migrants in the host communities in China.

Keywords: Labour Migration, Social Stratification, China

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp.81-92. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.783MB).

Dr. Fei Guo

Fei Guo has a Ph. D. degree in Sociology from the University of Hawaii and the East-West Center in 1996. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in Demography at the Department of Business, Macquarie University, Australia. Prior to Macquarie, she conducted research at the University of Wollongong, and was an Andrew Mellon Post-doctoral Fellow at the Australian National University. Dr. Fei Guo is a social demographer with research interests in labour migration in China, skilled and business migration in the Asia Pacific, and immigrants' labour market performance in Australia. She has published a number of papers/books in these areas. Two recent books include: Return Migration in the Asia Pacific (co-edited with R. Iredale and S. Rozario) by Edward Elgar Publishing, U. K. and China’s Minority on the Move (co-eited with R. Iredale and N. Bilik) by M. E. Sharpe. Currently, she is carrying out a research project to study labour migration and urban poverty in China which is funded by the Ford Foundation. She is currently also working on a co-edited book entitled Population in China at the Beginning of the 21st Century, which will be published by the Oxford University Press.

Dr. Zhanxin Zhang

Zhanxin Zhang has a PhD in Sociology from the University of Science and Technology of Hong Kong. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Institute of Population and Labour Economics of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He has published a number of papers/book chapters in the areas of urbanisation, migration and labour market in contemporary China


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