Child Development in the Face of Rural-to-Urban Migration in China: A Meta-Analytic Review.

  title={Child Development in the Face of Rural-to-Urban Migration in China: A Meta-Analytic Review.},
  author={Lamei Wang and Judi Mesman},
  journal={Perspectives on psychological science : a journal of the Association for Psychological Science},
  volume={10 6},
In the last 30 years, China has undergone one of the largest rural-to-urban migrations in human history, with many children left behind because of parental migration. We present a meta-analytic review of empirical studies on Chinese children's rural-to-urban migration and on rural children left behind because of parental migration. We examine how these events relate to children's emotional, social, and academic developmental outcomes. We include publications in English and in Chinese to uncover… CONTINUE READING
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