The number of poor people in China is huge, despite recent economic advances. This book investigates the problem of poverty in China's regions, discussing in particular the role of rural-urban migration in reducing poverty. It surveys the distribution and characteristics of poverty, examines anti-poverty initiatives by the Chinese government and includes the results of original research conducted in Shanxi, a typical province in Central China.

chapter |4 pages



chapter 1|16 pages

Poverty and migration

A theoretical overview

chapter 2|34 pages

Poverty and internal migration in China

Poverty and anti-poverty works

chapter 3|17 pages

Case study region and methodology

chapter 4|45 pages

Case study analysis

Sending areas

chapter 5|40 pages

Case study analysis