Labor Migration and Social Development in Contemporary China

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Labor Migration and Social Development in Contemporary China

April 29, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Room C03, Columbia School of Social Work

About the Speaker and Event

Rachel Murphy, Professor of Chinese Development and Society and Head of School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, University of Oxford

Rachel Murphy is Professor of Chinese Development and Society and Head of School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, University of Oxford. Her research examines transformations in China due to inter-related processes of industrialization, urbanization, demographic transition, and marketization. She has conducted in-depth longitudinal ethnography and surveys across China. Her 2002 monograph offered one of the first analyses of the impact of return migration on rural China. She has also edited several books, such as Chinese Citizenship: Views from the MarginsMedia, Identity and Struggle in 21st Century China. She is currently writing a book about the children of rural-urban labor migrants in two rapidly-urbanizing interior provinces, which forms the basis of her talk.

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Columbia Affiliations
China Center for Social Policy