Temporary migrant workers in China - Characteristics and housing settlement

L. Tao, Kwan Wah Wong, Chi Man Hui

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Abstract

Since the economic reform in 1978, China has experienced a remarkable speed of economic growth and an extraordinary process of urbanization. The urbanization rate has increased from 20% to 45% in the last 30 years. Meanwhile, the economic development gap between regions, especially western inner cities vs. eastern coastal areas and urban vs. rural areas has become widening, which has induced a large number of migrant workers to move to coastal cities and urban areas. This paper intends to provide a clear definition of temporary migrant workers, and categorizes their characteristics. The purpose is to give a critical review of temporary migrant workers in China with the objective to provide recommendations for appropriate housing provision to this specific target group of people.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st International Postgraduate Conference on Infrastructure and Environment, IPCIE 2009
Pages253-262
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
Event1st International Postgraduate Conference on Infrastructure and Environment, IPCIE 2009 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 5 Jun 20096 Jun 2009

Conference

Conference1st International Postgraduate Conference on Infrastructure and Environment, IPCIE 2009
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period5/06/096/06/09

Keywords

  • Characteristics
  • China
  • Definition
  • Housing
  • Migration
  • Temporary migrant workers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Environmental Science(all)

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