A Statistical Analysis of the Younger-Generation Mountain Migrant Workers’ Economic Support for the Elderly Left Behind (2009)

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Annotation :::: The paper is a demographic study of young rural migrant workers and their support of the elderly remaining in home villages, as part of analysing the relationship between mountain migration and remittances. The authors conduct quantitative research on the impact of this kind of economic support. According to the findings of the paper, traditional culture and social customs contribute to the desire among most young migrant workers to support their parents left behind. Also, there is a positive correlation between the younger generation’s emigration for work and the remittances supporting their parents. Lastly, elderly people who do not have individual incomes and are ill, weak and remain in rural mountain villages depend more on the remittances from their sons and daughters who are migrant workers.
Language: Chinese
Imprint: 2009
Pages: 12755-12757
Note: This record is a part of annotated bibliography of Migration Literature of the Mountain Areas of China (including women and migration), with Special Focus on Yunnan (2000-2013) at http://lib.icimod.org/record/30240
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